Through the Decades: 1990s


The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Central and Eastern Europe depart for Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Slovak Republic.

October 1993

Carol Bellamy (RPCV/Guatemala, 1963-1965) becomes the first RPCV to be appointed as Peace Corps Director.


The first Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is established in Romania. Camp GLOW continues to encourage young women to be leaders in their communities.

December 1995

Peace Corps sends three Volunteers to Antigua to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Luis. This pilot program, originally known as Crisis Corps, later becomes Peace Corps Response and provides short-term, focused, humanitarian service to countries worldwide.

February 1997

Thirty-three Peace Corps Volunteers depart to work with teachers in post-apartheid South Africa.