The Peace Corps Celebrates `Next Generation' of Volunteers with Events at Georgetown University June 21-23; Events Culminate with Unveiling of Peace Corps Stamp by U.S. Postal Service

June 11, 1999

Washington, D.C., June 11, 1999—More than 200 Peace Corps volunteers, the 'next generation' of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in the new millennium, will be in Washington, D.C. June 21-23, for a special training session before they depart for five countries—China, El Salvador, Ghana, Niger, and Romania. This fall, more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers, a 25-year high for the agency, will be working in 77 countries around the world.

Ambassadors' Forum
WHERE:Georgetown University, Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium
WHEN: Monday, June 21, 7 p.m.
PANEL: Ambassadors of China, El Salvador, Ghana, Niger, and Romania
Moderator: Former Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao, now a distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation

Capitol Hill Welcoming Ceremony
WHERE:Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m.
Confirmed Attendees: Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Congressman Chris Shays (R-Conn.), Congressman Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Congressman James Walsh (R-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Panel Discussion with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
WHERE:Georgetown University, Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 5 p.m.
PANEL:Returned Peace Corps volunteers now working in various fields, including business, health, education, non-profits and media
Moderator: Journalist Maureen Orth, a returned Peace Corps volunteer

Closing Ceremonies: Peace Corps Concert and Stamp Unveiling
WHERE:Copley Lawn, Main Campus, Georgetown University
WHEN: Wednesday, June 23, 6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Entertainment: Comedian Al Franken, singer Cindy Cain, Big Village

For credentials to any of the above events, please contact the Peace Corps press office at (202) 692-2230.

Contact Us

All contacts
Call Toll-Free

Get press releases emailed to you right when they are issued.

Sign up now