Stories Beyond the Ruins

The New Website Presents Stories from the 1988 Armenian Earthquake and Beyond For the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Armenian earthquake, a group of Peace Corps Volunteers together with Armenian volunteers have initiated a project called Story Beyond the Ruins. The American volunteers together with Armenians have created a website ( https://www.storybeyondtheruins.com/ ) where you can ...
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Ambassador Richard Mills, Jr. Remarks at swearing in of Peace Corps Volunteers

Thank you. It is always an honor to join Peace Corps Armenia as we swear in a new group of volunteers. I find it a personal pleasure to see so many of my fellow Americans eager to work alongside our Armenian partners, building a strong future for Armenia through their work and developing the personal ...
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The 26th group of Peace Corps Volunteers arrived to Armenia

Last night 42 American Peace Corps Volunteers have arrived to Armenia. The Volunteers form the 26th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in our country. With the addition of this new group, currently there are approximately 110 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in rural villages and towns throughout all of the regions of Armenia. The ...
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Ambassador Richard Mills Remarks at Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Thank you. Let me say it is such an honor, such a joy, to be there today for the swearing in of the new volunteers. Nothing warms a U.S. Ambassador’s heart more than to see so many Americans eager to assist Armenia, to build a bridge between our two countries.  And of course it is ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Welcoming Sports Envoys

Bari yereko Minister Petrosyan hargeli teeknike yev paronike (Good evening ladies and gentlemen).  Distinguished guests. I am pleased to welcome you to my home this evening to meet Amber Stackhouse and Erin Comstock, two talented professional American snowboarders and sports filmmakers, and now, U.S. Department of State “Sports Envoys.” Working with national sports leagues and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Peace Corps Volunteer Award Ceremony

Peace Corps Week commemorates the week that John F. Kennedy outlined his idea for a program that would send thousands of young Americans overseas.  Less than a year later the first Peace Corps Volunteers were sent to Ghana and Nigeria.  Peace Corps week is not just a week to celebrate the accomplishments of Peace Corps ...
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