Peace Corps?

At a Glance:

The Peace Corps was established by Executive Order 10924 by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.

The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:

  1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

In the past fifty years the Peace Corps has sent more then 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries.

Purple: Inactive Peace Corps country
Orange: Active Peace Corps country
Gray: No Peace Corps

For further information please refer to the Peace Corps website.