What are Peace Corps?

  • (noun): A civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is an American volunteer program run by the United States government. The stated mission of the Peace Corps includes three goals: providing technical assistance; helping people outside the United States to understand American culture; and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries. The work is generally related to social and economic development. Each program participant, a Peace Corps Volunteer, is an American citizen, typically with a college degree, who works abroad for a period of 24 months after three months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. After 24 months of service, volunteers can request an extension of service.

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List Of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
... Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are persons who have served in the United States Peace Corps ...
Peace Corps - In Popular Culture - Films
... In popular culture, the Peace Corps has been used as a comedic plot device in such movies as Airplane!, Christmas with the Kranks, Shallow Hal, and Volunteers or used to set the scene for a historic era, as ... The Peace Corps has also been documented on film and examined more seriously and in more depth ... was gunned down by four New York City policemen with 41 bullets, and Peace Corps volunteer Jesse Thyne who lived with Amadou's family in Guinea and died in a ...
List Of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - Medical, Non-profit and Development
... Consultants International/Baobab Center (Côte d'Ivoire 1966-68) Carol Bellamy, former Peace Corps Director, former head of UNESCO, president of World Learning (Guatemala 1963-1965) J ... Midwifery" (Malaysia 1963-65) Rajeev Goyal, lobbyist, activist, head of "Push for the Peace Corps" (Nepal 2001 - 2003) Meg Garlinghouse, Senior ... Kelly, executive director, Health Volunteers Overseas (Korea 1979-81) Aaron King, President, Peace Corps Employees Union, AFSCME Local 3548 (Ghana 1981-83) Jonathan Lash, president of World Resources ...
Sam Brown (activist) - ACTION Director - Appointment and Resignation of Carolyn Payton and Surrounding Controversy - Controversy After Payton's Resignation
... Brown for example announced that the Peace Corps would only work in the poorest countries based on GNP and announced that the Peace Corps would pull out of countries that did not meet its criteria for aid ... Peace Corps Director Payton responded that "Whether or not we could find satisfactory jobs for volunteers was a better criteria than how much money a ... She also claimed that Brown's policy went against the original goals of the Peace Corps and said that Brown was "trying to turn the corps into an arrogant, elitist ...
Swaziland–United States Relations - History
... (USAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Peace Corps, African Development Foundation, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Defense ... In 2003, Peace Corps volunteers returned to Swaziland after a nine-year absence ... The current Peace Corps/Swaziland program, Community Health Project, focuses on HIV/AIDS and provides assistance in the execution of two components of the ...

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