The Ebola virus crisis in West Africa is so hard-hitting that humanitarian organizations like the Peace Corps announced Wednesday that they are pulling their volunteers out of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea until further notice, according to a statement. The agency will, however, continue to keep tabs on the outbreak of the virus along with government agencies, such as […]

Last Friday, the Peace Corps and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity announced a partnership aimed at providing service within the African-American community. Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Alpha Phi Alpha General President Mark S. Tillman met in the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., to sign this new agreement. SEE ALSO: My Brother’s Keeper […]

A 25-year-old Peace Corps Volunteer from Atlanta, Ga., died on Saturday, April 28 after falling ill during her service in Ghana, according to a Peace Corps press release. Danielle Dunlap was just six months away from finishing her two-year commitment as a health volunteer. The exact nature of her illness was not revealed in the […]

GREYTOWN, South Africa — The words of little children from an isolated town in rural South Africa may have stopped an international sex predator. U.S. investigators say Jesse Osmun confessed that as a Peace Corps volunteer, he for months sexually molested at least five girls at a South African shelter for AIDS orphans and other […]