We’re proud to announce the Peace Corps Legacy Project. In this video series – which premieres July 15 – we interview prominent people from around the world who were influenced by a Peace Corps Volunteer. Now they are engineers, doctors and government leaders. This is our legacy. New […]
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they’re also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.
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.
A lot of people ask me if the Peace Corps changed me. I like to tell people that it didn’t change me, it just made me more of myself, with added confidence. The Peace Corps presented me with challenges that in order to overcome I needed the courage […]
Live Your Goals is a slogan of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. However, “living your goals” is more of a dream than a reality for millions of girls globally. In many countries, obstacles like lack of education, early marriage, gender disparities and scarce access to health facilities stand in the […]
I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks about the importance of girls’ education this week in London. “There are 62 million young women like all of the girls here and around the country who aren’t getting an education, and their potential is just being lost. And […]
More than 62 million girls around the world are not in school. The White House, Peace Corps, USAID and others are working with organizations around the world to Let Girls Learn. Learn more about this important initiative and how you can take action here.
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet returned to Samoa last week, 32 years after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island. “Like so many Peace Corps Volunteers, my service changed my life,” she said. “It was here in Samoa that I found my passion for service and international […]
The Poetry of Service Excitement ran high one April afternoon— the Peace Corps Poetry Contest was ending soon! As we puzzled over how we’d pick ones to win, your submissions and entries kept flooding in. But stop! Time’s up! It drew to a close. We tallied results and […]
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, Peace Corps Northeast Recruiter Zoe Armstrong discusses how her experience living and working as an LGBTQ Volunteer in the post-Soviet Caucasus region helped to fortify her sexual identity. Zoe served as an NGO Development Specialist for a women’s advocacy center in Southern Armenia […]