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The World According to Peace Corps in 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 21, 2012 – In 1988, Peace Corps volunteer Barbara Jo White was trying to get her students in the Dominican Republic interested in ...
Peace Corps Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
Agency is also No. 1 among small agencies for diversity and inclusion WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2012 – For the second year in a row, ...
Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer States and Metropolitan Areas
Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo., surpasses Missoula, Mont., to lead metro areas per capita California leads list of top states WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2012 – In ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Teaches Students about Health Through Sports
Washington, D.C., December 10, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Thomas Reade of New Orleans, La., is using sports to teach youth in his community about ...
Astronaut and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Acaba Compares Peace Corps Service to Living in Space
Washington, D.C., December 7, 2012 – Astronaut and returned Peace Corps volunteer Joe Acaba visited Peace Corps headquarters on Friday as the keynote speaker for ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves the Sanitation of Family Homes in Peru
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Vivaan Nehru of Bethesda, Md., is working with Peruvian community members to improve the hygiene and ...
Statement from Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on the Sexual Assault Advisory Council’s Annual Report
Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet released the following statement about the Sexual Assault Advisory Council’s Annual Report: “I want to thank the Sexual Assault ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Workshop for Disabled Students in Kyrgyzstan
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Brian Itoh of Bozeman, Mont., is helping youth with disabilities develop team-building and leadership skills by ...
Peace Corps Swears in First Group of Volunteers in Nepal After Eight-Year Absence
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2012 – The first Peace Corps volunteers to re-enter Nepal after an eight-year absence were sworn in as agriculture and nutrition ...
Peace Corps Commemorates World AIDS Day 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteers and staff join communities worldwide in commemorating World AIDS Day 2012. Nearly 40 percent of Peace ...
Peace Corps Urges Medical and Nursing Educators to Apply for Service in Final Application Push
Application deadline for first group of volunteers is Saturday, December 1 WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2012 – The December 1 application deadline to join the ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Special Needs Awareness Project in Ghana
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 26, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Janette Ambauen of Seattle, Wash., is confronting the stigma of children living with disabilities in and ...
More Than 150 Americans Sworn In as Peace Corps Volunteers During Thanksgiving Week
Washington, D.C., November 21, 2012 – More than 150 Americans will be sworn in as Peace Corps volunteers in Colombia, Nicaragua and Peru during the ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Coordinates Pen Pal Program Across Nicaragua
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Martin do Nascimento of Hartford, Conn., is connecting Nicaraguan youth from different regions of the country ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Renovates Gym, Creates Sports Clubs in Ukraine
Washington, D.C., November 16, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Joshua Davis of Eldersburg, Md., is working with his community in Ukraine to help kids get ...
Oldest Peace Corps Volunteer in Service Turns 83 on Tuesday, November 13
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2012 – Emily Dewhirst of Knoxville, Tenn., the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in service, turns 83 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Organize Women’s Empowerment Conference in Togo
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 8, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteers Katy Todd of Forestville, Calif., and Melissa Bernard of Freeport, Maine, are working with local Togolese ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Supports Development of Women’s Business Group in Costa Rica
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Dorian Diaz del Castillo of San Diego, Calif., is working with eight women from his small ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Passing of Former Peace Corps Director Jack Hood Vaughn
Enlarge image As Director from 1966 to 1969, Jack Hood Vaughn oversaw the Peace Corps during the height of volunteer enrollment, when more than 15,500 ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Gender Equality Discussion in Azerbaijan
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteers Rick Wiersma of Rockford, Mich., and Roxann Brown of Wauwatosa, Wis., are working with their community ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Worldwide Teach Students and Community Members About Halloween
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteers worldwide are teaching community members about American Halloween traditions, exemplifying the Peace Corps’ second goal to ...
Peace Corps Launches Innovation Challenge
International development workers and expert coders collaborate on tech fixes to local community problems WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2012 –The Peace Corps Office of Innovation ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Facilitate Sanitation Workshop in Swaziland
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteers Addy and Ryan Hall of Troy, Penn., have collaborated with fellow Peace Corps/Swaziland volunteers and local ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Lead Mangrove Reforestation Effort in Senegal
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 23, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteers Garrison Harward of Ojai, Calif., Robert Rivera of Fremont, Calif. and Jamie Whitehead of Tallahassee, Fla. ...
Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Government-Wide Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 18, 2012 The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards on October 18, 2012, from the Council of the Inspectors ...