When we unite our communities through love and celebration, we have the power to do amazing things.
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
I really hope to just leave my community a little cleaner and greener.
I’m really thankful for my Peace Corps experience and the opportunity it gave me to have a positive impact on a community.
Forbes confirmed that networking is the #1 way to get a job. How do you do that when you may live in a country that some employers in the U.S. have never heard of?
From all of us at Peace Corps, in every part of the world, we wish everyone in the Peace Corps family a happy and safe New Year!
Since 1990, extraordinary progress has been made to improve maternal and child health. Child deaths have fallen by 48%, maternal deaths have decreased by 45% and 100 million child lives have been spared. This is indeed impressive and certainly warrants a celebration. However, despite such exceptional progress, around […]
Peace Corps’ Campus Ambassadors are undergraduate students lighting up more than 200 college and university campuses across the United States with information about the life-changing opportunity that Peace Corps service provides. This fall, Ambassadors from coast-to-coast competed in the 2nd Annual Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors Photo Competition. To celebrate […]
One of Kate Gray’s favorite moments from her Peace Corps service in Morocco was celebrating Eid al-Adha, a major Islamic holiday. She and her husband, who served together, dressed in traditional clothing, helped prepare food for the celebration and spent the whole day with family, neighbors and friends […]
As a woman, a mother, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a sexual assault survivor myself, there is nothing more important to me than the health and safety of our Peace Corps Volunteers. As the Peace Corps Director, I have devoted myself and our agency to providing Volunteers […]
The work of Peace Corps Volunteers is often a long game; sometimes our impact only becomes evident years or decades down the road. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet knows this firsthand. When she meets with host country leaders around the world, often the first thing they want to […]