Peace Corps service allowed me to experience—rather than just understand intellectually—the challenges and complexities of international development. — Joanna Mahoney
Since 1961, almost a quarter million Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 countries, tackling some of the world’s most important challenges!
February 24 - March 1, 2014 is Peace Corps Week and we are celebrating by highlighting EGPAFâs amazing work with U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in Mozambique.
In honor of Peace Corps Week, check out 5 ways Peace Corps Volunteers help Feed the Future!
“Peace Corps Week is about sharing the Volunteer experience and the incredible cultural exchange that results from Peace Corps service. I encourage both current and returned volunteers to participate in Peace Corps Week to share the world with their local communities and bring Peace Corps service to life.” - Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
HAPPY PEACE CORPS WEEK 2014!!
Peace Corps Education Volunteer Jennifer Jiggetts is currently serving in Lesotho, southern Africa and shared this photo of the Peace Corps-inspired manicure she did for Peace Corps Week early this month. We love it!
It’s Peace Corps Week
Peace Corps Week commemorates the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps, March 1, 1961.
Learn more about the Peace Corps and the Volunteers who are making a different in host countries around the world here.
Pictured: President Kennedy hands the pen used to sign the Peace Corps Act to his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, who he had designated as the Corps founding Director.