Director's Message. Geralyn Sheehan.
Welcome to Peace Corps Colombia!
As you may know, President John F Kennedy established his vision for a Peace Corps in 1961. Colombia was the first country to receive trained volunteers that same year. Peace Corps operated in Colombia for 20 years but then closed operations in 1981 due to escalating internal violence and a concern for the safety of our volunteers. In 2010, in response to a request from President Uribe, Peace Corps returned to Colombia! Since that time we have been re-establishing our presence in the Atlantic Coastal area of the country.
Making a Difference. One community at a time.
Whether it is through our work in the schools, youth camps, or community-based food security projects, we strive to help local communities and counterparts succeed. Our work is just beginning with new projects in the horizon.
Our Reach. The places and communities where we work.
Colombia is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world. The communities and places we reach increase every year.