Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
On International Men’s Day, Peace Corps Highlights Gender Equality Projects Around the World
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 19, 2013 – In honor of International Men’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are making a difference by engaging ...
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Awards for Excellence
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2013 - The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards for excellence on November 15, 2013 at the Council ...
Support Philippines Disaster Relief Efforts Following Typhoon Haiyan
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2013 – In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the Peace Corps would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Competition to Help Panamanian Students Develop English Fluency and Enhance Reading Comprehension
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Rebecca Beitsch of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nick Bringardner of Farmington Hills, Mich., recently joined forces to organize ...
Peace Corps Philippines Volunteers Safe and Accounted for in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Peace Corps announced today that all volunteers in the Philippines are safe and ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Publish Children’s Book to Help Fight Malaria in Madagascar
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers Raegan and Patrick Spencer of Sterrett, Ala., are educating schoolchildren in Madagascar about the causes and dangers ...
Peace Corps Engages Students in the Fight Against Hunger
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 4 – Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are raising awareness among students on campuses nationwide about efforts ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Students about Halloween to Encourage Cultural Exchange
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are teaching community members about American Halloween traditions, exemplifying the Peace Corps’ goal of promoting ...
Peace Corps Volunteer’s Love of Running Helps to Promote Cultural Exchange and Community Development in Indonesia
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 29, 2013 – Peace Corps education volunteer Shane Butler of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., loves running, and he’s using his love of ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Educational Tour for At-Risk Youth in Namibia
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2013 – Ten currently serving Peace Corps volunteers in Namibia recently came together in collaboration with a local nonprofit organization to ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Young Women in Guinea Publish a Girls Magazine to Tackle Tough Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Juliette Keeley of New York City worked with a group of young women during her service ...