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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 ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Library in the Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Claire McManus of Potomac, Md., is working with Dominican community members to build a library in ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Renovates Middle School in Togo
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Naffisatu Conteh of Silver Spring, Md., is working with her Togolese community to renovate the local ...
Peace Corps, USAID and Coca-Cola Announce Partnership to Strengthen Training on Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Nations
Trainings to launch in West Africa in 2013 Washington – The Peace Corps has announced a strategic partnership with the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) ...
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Meet in Ethiopia for Anniversary Celebration
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2012 – Nearly 100 returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) from across the United States traveled to Ethiopia recently for a two-week ...
Peace Corps Volunteers, Special Olympics Host the First Africa Unity Cup
15 teams from 11 African Countries participate WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2012 – Peace Corps Response volunteer Meisha Robinson of Philadelphia, Pa., and12 Peace Corps/South ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Local Youth Center in Paraguay
Washington, D.C., October 3, 2012- Peace Corps volunteer Sandra Rose Wildermuth of Virginia Beach, Va., is working with her community in Paraguay to renovate the ...
Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa Convene to Hone Strategy for Combating Malaria
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2012 –Peace Corps volunteers from 11 African countries gathered in Thiès, Senegal, for 10 days in late September to share the ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Improves Housing Conditions for Local Ukrainian Families
Project emphasizes energy efficiency in homes WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Natalie Legrand of Charlotte, N.C., is working with a nongovernmental ...
Peace Corps Uses New Radio Ad to Find Volunteers Ready to Make a Difference, Build Their Career
Spot features voices and stories of real volunteers WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2012 - Peace Corps has released a new radio public service announcement (PSA) ...
Peace Corps Honors Nine Outstanding Returned Volunteers with the 2012 Franklin H. Williams Award
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 21, 2012 – Nine returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) were presented with the Franklin H. Williams award on Thursday evening during a ...
Hundreds of Peace Corps Volunteers, Staff, Friends and Family Enjoy Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park
Hundreds of returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), friends and family gathered at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, to celebrate Peace Corps Night at Nationals ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Expands Music School in Mozambique
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Anne Macheel of Ellicott City, Md., is working with her community in Mozambique to construct an ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Organizes Student Film Festival in Azerbaijan
Washington, D.C., September 13, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Mike Raybourne of Gorham, Maine, recently organized a student film festival for nearly 50 students aged ...
Statement from Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams on the Death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
Ambassador Stevens served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 1983 to 1985 teaching English Washington, D.C., September 12, 2012 – The Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Trainee Paul Blum
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2012 – Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams is saddened to confirm the passing of Peace Corps trainee Paul Blum on ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Return to Nepal
Trainees depart to begin 27 months of service WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2012 – The first group of Peace Corps volunteers to re-enter Nepal after ...
Peace Corps Unveils Online Application
New process helps soon-to-be grads receive Peace Corps placement by graduation day 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2012 – Peace Corps is unveiling its new ...
Peace Corps to Phase out Operations in Turkmenistan by 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2012 – After nearly 20 years of partnership with the people and government of Turkmenistan, Peace Corps will phase out its ...
Peace Corps Volunteers Build Solar-Powered Computer Lab in Guyanese School
WASHINGTON D.C., August 30, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteers Harmony Hill and Travis Weber of Los Angeles, Calif., are working with their Guyanese community to build ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Community Build School Cafeteria in Rwanda
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Aisha Kennedy of Los Angeles, Calif., is working with her community in Rwanda to build a ...
Aaron S. Williams to Step Down as Peace Corps Director
Washington, D.C. – Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams today announced that he informed the President of his intention to step down as the head ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Builds Classroom for Students with Disabilities in Peru
WASHINGTON D.C., August 20, 2012 - Peace Corps volunteer Ana De la Rosa of Orlando, Fla., is working with her local community to build a ...
Senator Leahy, Peace Corps Director Promote the Importance of Global Service During UVM Visit
Contributions of Vermont’s current and returned volunteers highlighted during visit WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2012 – Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams (returned Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps Volunteer Installs Solar Panels in Community Health Center in Vanuatu
WASHINGTON, D.C. August 15, 2012 – Peace Corps volunteer Stephanie Bergado of Brooklyn, N.Y., is working with her community in Vanuatu to install solar panels ...