Guyana A.R.T.S. Summer Program

by In Education, FROG Projects, Guyana, PCVs On

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,… Read more »

Postcards from Canal #1 Learning Center Students

by In Education, FROG Projects, PCVs On

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… Read more »

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

by In Education, Guyana, Health, PCVs, Peace Corps On 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… Read more »

Guyana Peace Corps Response Volunteer featured on Peace Corps Website

by In Guyana, Health, PCVs, Peace Corps, RPCVs On

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…. Read more »

Peace Corps Fatality in Tanzania

by In PCVs, Peace Corps On

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… Read more »

Peace Corps community support for Samoa

by In PCVs, Peace Corps, RPCV, RPCVs On

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… Read more »

It’s Peace Corps Week!

by In NPCA, PCVs, Peace Corps, RPCV, RPCVs On

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,… Read more »

The Peace Corps Connect has launched

by In PCVs, Peace Corps, RPCVs On

What is – 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… Read more »

Peace Corps Announces Top 25 Volunteer Producing Schools

by In News, PCVs, Peace Corps, RPCV On

( 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…. Read more »