Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Volunteer Revitalizes High School Computer Lab in Cameroon to Promote Computer Literacy
Washington, D.C., July 30, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Christian Freymeyer of Ocean Pines, Md., is working with his local community in Cameroon to refurbish ...
Peace Corps Honors Parents in Service for Parents’ Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2013 – In honor of Parents’ Day this Sunday, July 28, Peace Corps recognizes mothers and fathers who have made a difference ...
Carrie Hessler-Radelet Nominated to be Director of the Peace Corps
Enlarge image On July 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet as Director of the Peace Corps. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Launch Development of Innovative Application that Links Rural Communities with Life-Saving Medical Information
Project honored at White House Open Government and Civic Hacking ‘Champions of Change’ event WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2013 – South Africa Peace Corps volunteer ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Ocean Fair in Mozambique to Promote Coastal Conservation
Washington, D.C. July 22, 2013 - Peace Corps education volunteer Patrick McGettigan of Haddonfield, N.J., recently organized a three-day Ocean Fair in Mozambique to promote ...
First Class of Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers Sworn In at the White House
Volunteers prepare to leave for one-year assignments working as medical or nursing educators in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda WASHINGTON, D.C. July 18, 2013 – Thirty ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Environmental Awareness by Inspiring Her Community to Think Creatively About Trash
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli of Minneapolis, Minn., recently organized a week-long trash cleanup in Vanuatu with more than 140 ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Thai Youth Develop English and Leadership Skills by Guiding Tours at Local Attractions
Washington, D.C. July 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Basting of Latham, N.Y., is helping young people in her community in Thailand improve their ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Empowers Moroccans to Educate their Communities at Women’s Healthcare Workshop
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Eve Brecker of Williamsburg, Va., is empowering women in Morocco to become healthcare advocates in their ...
Peace Corps’ Master Farmer Program Boosts Food Security and Economic Growth in Senegal
Today the President visited Senegal and participated in a Feed the Future food security event where he met with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose new ...
Nearly 170 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers in June
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2013 – Over the last month, nearly 170 Americans have been sworn into service as Peace Corps volunteers in the countries ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Forms Youth Sports League to Improve Health, Promote Gender Equality in Georgia
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jonathan Brands of Alexandria, Va., is working to improve physical health and promote gender equality among ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Look to Advance Economic Development and Create Jobs in their Communities through Tourism
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteers around the world are helping their local communities boost tourism to support sustainable economic development and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Training for Local Nurses in Armenia to Reduce HIV/AIDS
Training supported by Peace Corps partner PEPFAR, which celebrates its 10th anniversary today WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Lisa Conder of Englewood, ...
The Peace Corps Honors Fathers Who Have Served and Inspired Others
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 – In commemoration of Father’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes the thousands of fathers who have made a difference overseas through ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Works to Improve Sanitation and Prevent Disease in Botswana
Washington, D.C., June 13, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Brandon Lawson of Springfield, Mo., is working to improve sanitation and health in his community in ...
For Students Without Textbooks, Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo Helps Broaden Opportunity
Washington, D.C., June 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Bent of Virginia Beach, Va., is working with her community in Togo to purchase new ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Leads Book Club for Teachers to Encourage Literacy and Reading in Gambian Community
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Lacy Szuwalski of Topeka, Kan., has started a book club with members of her Gambian community ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Passing of Two-Time Volunteer, 82-Year-Old John Clay
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 4, 2013 – The Peace Corps regretfully confirms the death of Peace Corps volunteer John Clay. John died Friday, May 31 in ...
More Than 130 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa
Volunteers will work on health, environment and agriculture projects with their local communities WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2013 - Over the past month, more than ...
Peace Corps Honors President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday at Arlington National Cemetery
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2013 – In honor of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday, Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet spoke Wednesday at the 29th ...
62-Year-Old Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Preserve Peruvian Culture
In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Peace Corps honors volunteers who have chosen to share their unique life skills and career experiences with communities ...
Peace Corps Receives Prestigious Government-Wide CEAR Award for Sixth Consecutive Year, and ‘Best in Class’ Award
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2013 – The Peace Corps this week received the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Access to Technology in Ukraine
Washington, D.C., May 23, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Lawrence Gipson of Silver Spring, Md., is working with his community in Ukraine to improve access ...
Peace Corps Announces New Service Opportunity for Same-Sex Couples
Washington, D.C., May 21, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced that the agency will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners ...