Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Howard University earns top spot in 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2013 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is proud to recognize the top Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Create Mobile Language Application
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have developed a mobile application that will translate English words ...
President Ernest Bai Koroma Discusses Importance of Peace Corps in Sierra Leone
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2013 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet welcomed President Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Leadership Development Program for Paraguayan Youth
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Shavon Whitehead of Alexandria, Va., is working with her local community in Paraguay to raise funds ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Improve Water and Sanitation
WASHINGTON D.C. March 22, 2013—In honor of World Water Day, Peace Corps recognizes volunteers around the world who are making a difference in their communities ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes National Spelling Bee in Benin
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Serena Cheung of Putnam Valley, N.Y., is working with communities across Benin to bring together 54 ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Organize Cultural Event Series in Ukraine
WASHINGTON D.C. March 18, 2013—Peace Corps volunteer Robert DeKay of Shreveport, La., is working with members of a local non-governmental organization to provide his community ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Playground in Suriname
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Katherine Sullivan of Reston, Va., is working with her community in Suriname to promote exercise through ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Leads Sustainable Gardening Project in Paraguay
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer John Bottcher of Monticello, Fla., is working with his community in Paraguay to build sunshades for the ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Health Through Gender Development Camp in Thailand
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Ji Kim of Potomac, Md., is working with her community in Thailand to initiate a sexual ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Commemorate International Women’s Day 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2013 — In honor of International Women’s Day, Peace Corps recognizes volunteers worldwide who are working toward gender equality. Volunteers regularly engage ...
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Experience Life on Capitol Hill During “Take an RPCV to Work Day”
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2013 — Four recently returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) had the opportunity to experience life as a legislator on Capitol Hill by ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Installs English Resource Room for Ukrainian Students
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2013 — Peace Corps volunteer Joseph Miller of Cottage Grove, Minn., is working with his Ukrainian community to create a resource room ...
Peace Corps Week Celebrates 52 Years of Volunteers Making a Difference Through Service Overseas
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2013 — The Peace Corps community is celebrating Peace Corps Week from Sunday, February 24, through Saturday, March 2, to commemorate ...
Peace Corps to Phase Out of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Antigua and Barbuda
Washington, D.C., February 22, 2013 - Peace Corps announced it is officially phasing out of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Antigua and Barbuda after five ...
Peace Corps Volunteer to Create Small Dairy Business in Kenya
Funds generated through milk sales will offset school fees for deaf students Washington, D.C., February 21, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Kelsey Full of Elizabeth, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Renovates Local Art Center in Botswana
WASHINGTON D.C. February 19, 2013—Peace Corps volunteer Shanta Adeeb of Accokeek, Md., is working with her community in Botswana to renovate and expand the local ...
Peace Corps Director Congratulates Senator Harris Wofford for Receiving Presidential Citizens Medal
Washington, D.C., February 15, 2013 — Harris Wofford, who was instrumental in the formation of the Peace Corps, was honored today with the Presidential Citizens ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Couple Teaches English Language Skills to Ukrainian Community Members
WASHINGTON D.C., February 14, 2013—Peace Corps volunteers Steve McCafferty, age 64, and Mary Beth Phair, age 62, of Belchertown, Mass., are teaching local community members ...
Peace Corps Launches RPCV Career Link
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2013 - Peace Corps today announced the launch of its RPCV Career Link, an interactive jobs board designed to connect returned ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Nicholas Castle
WASHINGTON D.C. February 8, 2013—Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Nicholas Castle in the People’s ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges
Washington State is first state ever to sweep small, medium and large school categories WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2013 – For the first time ever, ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Ugandan Youth Business and Life Skills
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Matthew Boddie of Sparta, N.C. has been working with students in his Ugandan community on a hammock business ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Youth Center for Filipino Students and Community Members
WASHINGTON D.C., January 29, 2013—Peace Corps volunteer Kelsey Brannock of Wellington, Fla., is working with her Filipino community to build a youth center that will ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Efficient Manufacturing Practices in the Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON D.C., January 25, 2013—Peace Corps volunteer Ashley Ensminger of Salem, Ore., is working with members of a local women’s cooperative to raise funds for ...