Food insecurity and undernutrition are among the most urgent issues the global community faces. As part of the U.S. Government team dedicated to fighting hunger, Peace Corps Volunteers work alongside communities that are the first line of defense against food insecurity, helping drive down the number of hungry […]
Twenty-four-year-old Dieynaba Sidibe is Senegal’s first female graffiti artist. As she prepares for Festigraff, a 10-day international graffiti festival in her hometown Dakar, she recalls her teenage years when she first told her parents that she wanted to be a graffiti artist. “It was war,” she said. From […]
Manuel Colón served in the Peace Corps as an Environmental Education Volunteer in Paraguay from 2010 to 2012. He is currently the National Coordinator for the LGBT Returned Peace Corps Volunteers group. Adelante: What is the Peace Corps and what is its mission? Manuel: Peace Corps has a couple of […]
Every Peace Corps Volunteer wants to create a project that outlives their service – but a project that also employs them after service is particularly rewarding.
Volunteers in Action Recruiting Others, or VARO,* is a program that encourages currently serving PCVs to speak about their experiences when they travel back to the US on home leave – and provides incentives to do so. Wait? Peace Corps rewards you for going home? Correct: If you […]
While I live in the beautiful country of Georgia, I am taking the opportunity to learn as many recipes as I can so I will be able to make Georgian food for my friends and family when I am back in America.
We have all heard of BYO. From devices to stories – we ask people to bring their own to everything. Here at World Wise Schools (WWS), we have our own BYO: BYOT…or Bring Your Own Teacher. One of the core goals of the World Wise Schools program is […]
I am currently six months into my Peace Corps service in Fiji. I know this may sound like a vacation – it’s true that my life here is really great – but my home in Fiji is probably quite different from what you imagine. My husband and I […]
“Mom, I’m gay.” These were the words I uttered to my mother, two weeks before leaving for my Peace Corps service in Morocco. There we were, me in the driver’s seat and her in the passenger seat. Her eyes filled up with tears and my throat felt as […]
During Pride Month, the Peace Corps celebrates the contributions of LGBTQ Peace Corps Volunteers. In 2013, Peace Corps started accepting domestic partners. Peace Corps Volunteers Jessica and Khayla share their story as a same-sex couple in Ecuador.