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Peace Corps

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.

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Breakdancing to empower girls

Last month First Lady Michelle Obama gave an inspirational speech about the new Let Girls Learn initiative, a powerful collaboration between the U.S. government and the Peace Corps to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world. As the First Lady put it, “globally, there are 62 million young […]

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Job seeking? Ditch EQ and pitch grit.

It is an extraordinary time to be a job seeker. Today more than ever, you have the opportunity to define and tell your own career story. From LinkedIn and Twitter to a personal website, an interactive résumé or whatever other, um, medium you choose, there’s ample opportunity to […]

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Sneak Peek: The Peace Corps Legacy Project

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 […]

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WATCH: The LGBTQ Volunteer Experience

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.

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