Guyana A.R.T.S. Summer Program

Guyana A.R.T.S. Summer Program

Mica Gaard, a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Guyana, was a recipient of a FROG Grant earlier in 2010. Serving in the Corentyne, Berbice district of Guyana, Mica pioneered the Guyana A.R.T.S. program designed to build and strengthen the community of youth and teens in the area. The project has been very successful thus far, […]

Postcards from Canal #1 Learning Center Students

Postcards from Canal #1 Learning Center Students

A welcome surprise arrived in our Inbox recently.  Edith Yoo, a Peace Corps volunteer and FROG Funds recipient, was kind enough to scan and email a number of thank-you cards written by her students.   We could say more, but we’d rather let the postcards speak for themselves.  For more information on Edith Yoo’s FROG Funded […]


After School Homework Help in Canal #1

Edith Yoo, PCV Guy20, recently completed her project to enhance the after school homework help program at the Two Brothers Primary Accelerated Learning Center in Canal #1.


U.S. Peace Corps Swears-in 22nd Group of Volunteers in Guyana

http://www.guyanachronicleonline.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11461:us-peace-corps-swearing-more-guyana-volunteers-today&catid=2:news&Itemid=3#Scene_1 U.S. Peace Corps swearing more Guyana volunteers   Tuesday, 30 March 2010 04:11 PEACE Corps Guyana will, at 10:00 h today, swear in its 22nd group of volunteers at a ceremony in the Theatre Guild Playhouse, Kingston, Georgetown. This 33 arrived in the country last February 7 and had been engaged in an intensive […]


Guyana Peace Corps Response Volunteer featured on Peace Corps Website

The Peace Corps website recently featured Ashley Benson, who served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Guyana. Working through the Catholic Relief Services, Ashley provided 6 months of much needed support to the “Program on Abstinence for Guyana”. Working with the goal of prevention in mind, Ashley found the experience to be rather rewarding. […]


Peace Corps Fatality in Tanzania

A Peace Corps Volunteer died recently in Tanzania in a rock climbing incident.  Joseph Chow, 23 from Scarsdale, NY died in southern Tanzania after previously serving in Kenya until their program was suspended.  He then transferred to the Tanzania program and served as an education volunteer until his death on September 23, 2009. You can […]


Peace Corps community support for Samoa

As we all know, the worldwide Peace Corps community is a close bunch. When a part of that community is in need, no matter the geographic region, we are there to help however we can. Below are some links and information about relief efforts to the island nation of Samoa. Support can come in many […]


It’s Peace Corps Week!

From February 23 to March 2, 2009, thousands among the 195,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served over the years in more than 139 countries will share their overseas experiences with schools and community groups throughout the United States. Designated as Peace Corps Week, this weeklong celebration marks the 48th anniversary of the Peace Corps, […]


The Peace Corps Connect has launched

What is peacecorpsconnect.org? PeaceCorpsConnect.org – our redesigned website is live…well almost. You are visiting the beta (test) version of the social networking portion of the site. Right now we are on schedule to officially launch Peace Corps Connect on January 20th. Please be patient as we get settled in and continue to make changes. Look […]


Peace Corps Announces Top 25 Volunteer Producing Schools

(http://www.peacecorps.gov/) The Peace Corps is proud to announce the top colleges and universities on their annual list of “Peace Corps Top Colleges and Universities” for 2009. For the third consecutive year, the University of Washington is No. 1 on the undergraduate list in the large schools category, with 104 alumni serving as Peace Corps Volunteers. […]