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The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.  
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The Peace Corps works in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa. In each of these countries, Volunteers work with governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to address changing and complex needs in education, health and HIV/AIDS, business,  information technology, agriculture, and the environment.  
  
Since that time, more than 187,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
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[[Africa]]
  
Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
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[[The Caribbean]]
  
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[[Central America and Mexico]]
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[[South America]]
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[[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]
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[[Asia]]
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[[North Africa and the Middle East]]
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[[The Pacific Islands]]
  
 
[[Mission]]<br>
 
Learn about the Peace Corps' three goals. 
 
 
 
[[Fast Facts]]<br> 
 
Statistics, facts, figures and other Peace Corps information. 
 
 
 
[[History]]<br>
 
In-depth information about the countries in which Volunteers serve. 
 
 
 
[[Management]]<br> 
 
Learn more about the individuals and institutions supporting Volunteers around the world. 
 
 
 
[[Notable Former Volunteers]]<br> 
 
Find out what Chris Matthews, Reed Hastings, and Paul Theroux have in common. 
 
 
 
[[Peace Corps Today]]<br> 
 
As needs around the world change, so does the Peace Corps. 
 
 
  
[[Books on the Peace Corps]]<br> 
 
A list of books about the Peace Corps experience, many written by returned Volunteers.
 
 
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatispc What is the Peace Corps?] Official US Peace Corps Website
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.wherepc&noflash=yes Where Do Volunteers Go?] Official US Peace Corps Website

Revision as of 20:01, 19 June 2007

The Peace Corps works in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa. In each of these countries, Volunteers work with governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to address changing and complex needs in education, health and HIV/AIDS, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment.

Africa

The Caribbean

Central America and Mexico

South America

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Asia

North Africa and the Middle East

The Pacific Islands


External Links

Where Do Volunteers Go? Official US Peace Corps Website