Press Releases: Archives
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Peace Corps Volunteers Improve Hygiene and Prevent Disease by Promoting Handwashing
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014 – On Global Handwashing Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 15, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who educate and promote handwashing in ...
The Peace Corps Honors Volunteers Who Work Toward Gender Equality on International Day of the Girl Child
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 10, 2014 – In honor of the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct.11, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who work toward ...
The Peace Corps Announces Record-Breaking Application Numbers in 2014
Applications reach 22-year high for the agency WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 8, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps announced that 17,336 Americans applied for two-year service positions in ...
Wednesday: Peace Corps to Honor AARP CEO, Six Outstanding Returned Volunteers with the 2014 Franklin H. Williams Award
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 6, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will honor AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and six returned Peace Corps volunteers with ...
Peace Corps Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month at Events Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2014 – Peace Corps offices across the country are holding recruitment events throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) to field a ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Promotes Forest Conservation and Income Generation in Ethiopian Community
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2014 – In honor of World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, the Peace Corps recognizes volunteers who work to strengthen local economies and ...
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Pledge to Expand Outreach Efforts on Ways to Reduce Student Loan Debt through Public Service
Peace Corps director highlights agency’s efforts to increase outreach to diverse communities at National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference WASHINGTON, D.C, Sept. 23, ...
Peace Corps Albania Volunteers and Staff Meet Pope Francis
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 23, 2014 – Peace Corps Albania volunteers and staff had the distinct honor of meeting Pope Francis during his visit to Albania ...
Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
Urges College Seniors to Take Advantage of New, Shorter Application Process and Apply by September 30 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2014 – As many college ...
Statement from Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on Hispanic Heritage Month
I am pleased to recognize September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage month at the Peace Corps. Hispanic Americans represent a wide range ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Begin 150-Mile Run to Educate Ethiopians about HIV/AIDS
Twenty Peace Corps Ethiopia volunteers set out on seven-day journey WASHINGTON, D.C, Sept. 12, 2014 – Beginning today, 20 Peace Corps volunteers in Ethiopia are ...
Peace Corps to Return to Timor-Leste
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that volunteers will return to the island nation of Timor-Leste in Southeast Asia in ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Promote Reading and Writing on International Literacy Day
Washington, D.C., September 8, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteers work with local communities around the globe to promote literacy through projects focused on reading and writing. In ...
Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Comoros
More than 70 Peace Corps volunteers served in the island nation from 1988-1995 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2014 – The Peace Corps today signed an ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Uses Field Hockey to Empower Girls in Uganda
WASHINGTON, DC September 4, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Lindsay Carrera of Hartland, Wisconsin, is empowering local Ugandan girls and improving their health through sports. ...
Peace Corps Director Swears in First Volunteers in Kosovo
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today swore in the first-ever group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Kosovo ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Host Nepal’s First Camp GLOW
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 19, 2014 – Nine Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal recently hosted the country’s first Camp GLOW – Girls Leading our World – ...
Peace Corps Announces Winners of Annual ‘Blog It Home’ Contest
Winning volunteers will travel to Washington, D.C. to share their global perspective with local youth WASHINGTON, D.C, Aug. 13, 2014 – Today the Peace Corps announced ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Promote Understanding and Support for People with Disabilities in Armenia
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2014 - Peace Corps volunteers in Armenia are collaborating with local non-governmental organizations to help communities create inclusive environments for children ...
Peace Corps Removing Volunteers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due ...
Peace Corps Kenya Volunteers Safely Close Their Service, Program Suspended
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced that all Peace Corps Kenya volunteers have safely and successfully closed their Kenya service. ...
Agency Response to New York Times Article
The road to building a better, stronger Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteers serve worldwide, in countries with different cultures, languages, food and resources. As the New ...
Peace Corps and the National Peace Corps Association Strengthen Ties through New Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) President Glenn Blumhorst recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...
Peace Corps Announces Historic Changes to Application and Selection Process
Peace Corps also Releases New Public Service Announcement from President Obama Calling on Americans to Serve WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2014 – Peace ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Bike Across Togo to Train Community Health Workers
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2014 – Peace Corps volunteer Katherine Ku of Fair Oaks, Calif., recently worked with fellow volunteers and community members in Togo to ...