Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Announces 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Howard University earns top spot after becoming first-ever HBCU to appear on Peace Corps’ national college rankings WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2014 – The Peace ...
Statement from Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the 5th Anniversary of Kate Puzey's Death
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Today, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Peace Corps volunteer Kate Puzey, we honor her legacy and reaffirm our commitment ...
Peace Corps Kicks Off Career Development Events for Returned Volunteers Across the Country
First career conference begins Wednesday in Tempe, Arizona WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2014 – The Peace Corps is helping hundreds of returned volunteers enhance their ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Ashley Earl
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Ashley Earl. Ashley, ...
Peace Corps Honors Volunteers who Inspire Women and Girls for International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2014 – In honor of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers working in communities around the ...
Honoring Peace Corps Week in the 21st Century
Remarks of Carrie Hessler-Radelet Acting Director, Peace Corps National Press Club, Washington, D.C AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY February 27, 2014 Thank you, Lauren, for that ...
Peace Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers’ Contributions at Home and Abroad for Peace Corps’ 53rd Anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2014 – Ahead of the Peace Corps’ 53rd anniversary on March 1, the agency today kicks off Peace Corps Week to ...
Peace Corps Ukraine Volunteers Evacuated Safely
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Ukraine volunteers are safe and accounted for, and have been ...
Peace Corps Announces the 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities
University of Wisconsin-Madison reclaims the top spot among large schools WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2014 – For the first time in eight years, the University ...
New video release: Peace Corps Digs – Zambia
Ever wonder what living abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer might be like? David Berger, a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, takes you inside his ...
Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced new partnerships with six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Use Music to Educate and Empower Youth through Cultural Exchange
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are making a difference through music. By sharing their love of music with ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Brings the First Bookmobile to Underserved Communities in Georgia
Library on wheels offers books, videos and Internet access to isolated communities for free WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Kristen Moses ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to Children and Mothers in Guatemala
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Kate Young of Chapel Hill, N.C., is spearheading a school nutrition project to address malnutrition in ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Combat the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya by Helping Women Find Financial Independence
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2014 – In Kenya, Peace Corps volunteers have been working to end the practice of trading sex for fish, which has ...
More than 160 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn Into Service as 2013 Comes to a Close
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 26, 2013 – More than 160 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn into service in the month of December in Burkina Faso, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Women in Cameroon Fight Malnutrition and Gain Financial Independence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 20, 2013 – Peace Corps health volunteer Marissa Falk of Madison, Wis., is working with a group of Cameroonian women to start ...
For the Fourth Year in a Row, Peace Corps Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
Among Small Agencies, Peace Corps Ranked No. 4 Overall and No. 1 in Support for Diversity WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2013 – Today the Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteer to Bring Safe Drinking Water to Schools in Zambia
Clean water supply to improve health and support school construction projects WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 16, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Emily McKeone of Omaha, Neb., ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States and Metropolitan Areas for 2013
Vermont reclaims top spot among states with the most volunteers per capita, also ranks among top metro areas per capita WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11, 2013 ...
Peace Corps Celebrates Global Volunteerism on International Volunteer Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 5, 2013 – On International Volunteer Day, Peace Corps recognizes and applauds volunteers’ commitment to making a difference around the world. In addition to ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Deliver Art Supplies to Moroccan Students to Encourage Artistic Expression
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Margaret Bridges of Brookfield, Wis., recently coordinated a nine-day art education tour throughout southern Morocco ...
For World AIDS Day, Peace Corps Reinforces its Commitment to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 29, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers around the world are working to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS alongside U. ...
The Peace Corps Honors President John F. Kennedy's Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of his Death
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 50th anniversary of his passing, the Peace Corps honors the legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Peace Corps traces ...
Conviction in 1998 Cold Case Homicide of Peace Corps/Gabon Volunteer Karen Phillips
Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 19, 2013 – Thierry “Rambo” Ntoutoume Nzue was convicted Tuesday for the 1998 murder of 37-year-old Peace Corps/Gabon Volunteer Karen Phillips. A ...