Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Peace Corps
The Peace Corps is an American volunteer program run by the United States Government, as well as a government agency of the same name. Established by President Kennedy on March 1, 1961, and authorized by Congress on September 22, 1961 with passage of the Peace Corps Act, the mission of the Peace Corps is three-fold: to provide technical assistance, help people outside the United States to understand US culture, and help Americans understand the cultures of other countries. Generally, the work is related to social and economic development. Read more . . .