Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
President Carter and the Peace Corps Present the 2013 Lillian Carter Award
Award Honors Older Americans’ Commitment to Service WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2013 – Former President Jimmy Carter and Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes presented the 2013 ...
Peace Corps’ Global Health Service Partnership Begins Accepting Applications for 2014 Volunteers
Program addresses shortage of healthcare professionals in less developed countries WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2013 – The Peace Corps today will begin accepting applications from ...
The Peace Corps Honors Mothers in Service
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2013 – In commemoration of Mother’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes the thousands of mothers who have made a difference overseas through ...
Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia Uses Postcards from Around the World to Teach English
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2013 - Peace Corps volunteer Matthew Borden of Benicia, Calif., is teaching students in his Indonesian community English with the help ...
Peace Corps Ranks the Top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Graduate Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is proud to recognize the 2013 top Master’s International and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows ...
Peace Corps Celebrates the Life and Service of the Honorable J. Christopher Stevens
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet welcomed family and friends of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to Peace Corps headquarters ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Danielle Dunlap
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 30, 2013 – Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Danielle Dunlap. Dani, ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Danielle Gucciardo
WASHINGTON D.C. April 27, 2013—Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Danielle Gucciardo. Danielle, 23, died ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Celebrate Global Youth Service Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 26, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide commemorate Global Youth Service Day by engaging children, youth and young adults in projects within ...
On World Malaria Day, Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Participate in Malaria Prevention Activities
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2013 – In recognition of World Malaria Day, Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are participating in projects to help educate communities on ...
Peace Corps, Mondelēz International Partner to Strengthen Capacity in Developing Nations
Programs to launch in the Dominican Republic WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2013 - The Peace Corps is today announcing a strategic partnership with Mondelēz International, Inc., the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Celebrate Earth Day
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are making a difference by educating community members on the importance of environmental protection and ...