Press Releases: Archives
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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 ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing Hispanic Serving Institutions
University of New Mexico rises four spots to lead the 2013 ranking WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2013 - The Peace Corps is proud to recognize ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Develops Sustainable Business for Local Women in Ecuador
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteer Kristin Farr of Denton, Texas, is working with nine Ecuadorean women to develop a souvenir shop that ...
Peace Corps to Phase Out Program in Suriname by July 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2013 – The Peace Corps today announced that it is phasing out of its program in Suriname after an 18-year partnership. The ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Leads Environmental Camp
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2013 — Peace Corps volunteer Carly Steinhauer of Muskegon, Mich., led a three-day camp in her Nicaraguan community focused on recycling, English ...
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 ...