Peace Corps

Basics
1 Peace Corps 50 years old today

The Peace Corps was launched on this day half a century ago by President John F. Kennedy, who declared its mission in his executive order: To promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United…

World Politics
3 The man who started the Peace Corps

He founded the Peace Corps and ran the War on Poverty. Not bad. And even though we still have war and poverty, it’s pretty clear he made a difference. I bet most people have heard the name “Sargent Shriver,” but I would also bet most of them can’t remember why.…