News Display: Kennedy Establishes the Peace Corps
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 03/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Developing Counties, Peace Corps, President Kennedy, voluntary services, work abroad

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Kennedy Establishes the Peace Corps, Wednesday, 3/1


With an executive order issued on March 1, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps was established as a volunteer program aimed at assisting people outside the United States. Service includes work in governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. The mission includes helping: 1) the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; 2) promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served and 3) promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Did you know that Teachers College, Columbia University offers teacher certification program that supports Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) as they become outstanding New York City public school teachers in high need schools while earning a master’s degree?

See this news display about the history of the Peace Corps and related programs!

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