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The Peace Corps is a volunteer program ran by the United States Government. The program was established by Executive Order 10924, which was signed by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. Participants in the Peace Corps program, after three months of training, work abroad for a 24-month period at schools, non-profit organizations, and other places.
Answer http://www.peacecorps.gov/ people who make community lifes batter.
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One con about joining the Peace Corps is being away from family for an extended period. Another con might be going to a very remote area where modern conveniences do not exist. A pro to joining the Peace Corps is helping others. Another pro might be learning a trade and getting job experience.
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John Kennedy was president when the peace corps was started in 1961 and he pushed the idea in his campaign speeches before he was elected. Sargent Shriver, husband of Eunice Shriver, was its first director . An earlier initiative for such a program came from Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (D-Minnes…
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if you do a simple search on Google i think you will find the answer is no The name still exists, but with no personnel ties to the original company.Advent was originally started by the late Henry Kloss. This company was eventually bought by Beatrice which became Esmark. In the 1980's the Esmark aud…
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An organization sponsored by the US government that sends young people to work as volunteers in developing countries.
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In a speech in 1960, John F. Kennedy challenged some college students to devote two years of their lives to helping people in other countries. With those words, the idea of the Peace Corps was born. In March 1961, President Kennedy signed an order establishing the agency, the purpose of which is to …
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Answer JFK! John f Kennedy He signed the federal authorization of the corps. He wasnt the founder though, no president was, more like the campaigner.
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The Peace Corps was created on March 1, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.It was subsequently authorized by the Peace Corps Act on September 22, 1961.
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The Peace Corps was founded by President John F. Kennedy.Actually, it was created while JFK was president, but the man behind it was Shriver.
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by telling the us about the world --It helps the world know about the US. It shows different areas that US citizens really aren't that bad afterall.
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for America to close down ALL its overseas Bases people that do not like America see these bases as a threat to their sovereignty as most of the world is either part of NATO or SEATO the placing of American troop around the world is totally Unnecessary there is No threat to NZ or Australia who Do…
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John F. Kennedy started the Peace Corps.
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The Peace Corps is a volunteer organization. Members teach foreign culture to Americans and to people in other countries, and also provide technology to other countries.
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John F Kennedy.
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John F. Kennedy.
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No, the Peace Corps will accept people who have been convicted of non-felony counts as long as they occurred before your 18th birthday but not felonies. However, depending on what type of felony it was, there are instances when that ban can be waived, providing the felony occurred some time ago.The …
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It was founded by President Kennedy in 1961.
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1961 by President Kennedy
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JF Kennedy was a part of the Cuban Missile Crisis and negotiated the Soviet withdrawal
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pros.you save heeps of animals in needyou help the environmentyou help the worldcons.you kill anmials while you try and save themyou cause horrible fights with the lawyou have to competely in love with itetci think you shouldn't go........just my opion.
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Skilled volunteers working in other countries to raise the standard of living.
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The peace corps help people in other countries with:improved farming methods and helping increase productivityimproved educationimproved health facilities
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No. You can find programs that will help you pay for school if you have Peace Corps experience. Some lenders will forgive some of your debt for time served but Peace Corps does not make any of those decisions.
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send dedicated Americans abroad to work with people at the grassroots level
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It was designed to send Americans overseas to provide assistance and guidance to people living in underdeveloped nations. Its purpose is to show that the US government has interests other than military and business in foreign countries.
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18 years old and a U.S. Citizen
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Global Leadership Adventures (www.experienceGLA.com)
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NASA, the CIA and the Peace Corps all grew out of the cold war.
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The Congressional Act creating the Peace Corps states it's purpose is: "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 States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions o…
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President John F. Kennedy
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Sargent Shriver was the first director of the Peace Corps.
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President Kennedy, I believe. I Know he encouraged young people to join it. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. The program was established by Executive Order, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, announced by televised broadcast March 2, 1961…
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No. The only expenses to join the Peace Corps would be doctor's expenses as you apply, since you they need to know your medical history. Once you are accepted, they pay for your transportation to a U.S. pre-departure staging and airfare to the country you're serving in. You receive a stipend as you …
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Of course, almost anyone is up to join. You should contact your nearest Peace Corps Recruiter to go ahead and start pushing your application through. I myself am going through with the application and served the United States Marine Corps! So go for for it Bother/sister in arms!
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this was known as a host country
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John F. Kennedy created the Peace Corps on March 21, 1961 to help show America's goodwill, and promote world peace.
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The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals: Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Ame…
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John F. Kennedy is credited with the origin of the Peace Corps. But the first idea came from Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. See link for Peace Corps details.
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false The Peace Corps is alive, well and thriving. My book "Making Peace with the World, Photographs of Peace Corps Volunteers" documents volunteers continuing the legacy started over 50 years ago. https://www.facebook.com/MPWTW
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Peace Corps volunteers are not soldiers. They are paid a modest monthly allowance in local currency based on living costs in the community where they live, plus a readjustment allowance of about $6,000 upon completion of two years of service.As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you are not paid a salary. Ins…
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Provide support to the developing nations of the world.
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The Peace Corps was created on March 1, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.
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JFK's domestic plan was "The New Frontier". It gave international aid through the Peace Corps. So, the Peace Corps was created to give international aid. The international aid went to improve national defense, and also the space program.
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Yes there is. Try: atriveni@eit.ac.nzyou can also try artitriveni@gmail.com
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You receive a stipend, but it is not much - you're supposed to have the same living standards as the people in the community you serve. When you finish the Peace Corps, you are given a "readjustment allowance" to help you re-settle in the U.S.
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of course you can! they just need the help.
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It is very difficult to quantify the benefits of Peace Corps. Peace Corps has been sending volunteers to countries that request them for 50 years, so there must be positive outcomes. The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for …
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March 1, 1961
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some of the worked they did was help poor and live life
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It is still in existence and, reportedly, their members are warmly received wherever they are assigned.
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Peace Corps Volunteers receive a daily stipend while they are in service. How much they get depends on the country. I was in Panama 2007-2009 and got $1.60 per day which is way more than needed to live as a rural Panamanian. Peace Corps Volunteers also receive full medical coverage. When Peace Cor…
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The Peace Corps has thousands of volunteers stationed all over the world, teaching and doing community service in several third world countries all over the world.
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To cause conflict.
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or any child support obligation
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teach the leaders of the third world countries about demoracy
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everyone's peace corps experience is different. mine wasn't great but somebody else's could be the "experience of a lifetime". it really depends on the country one is assigned to and luck. some volunteers get excellent assignments while others get really bad ones. having a positive attitude and maki…
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Sort of. You can request a region to be assigned and once you have a placement you can choose to accept or reject the assignment. You don't really just pick a country and Peace Corps sends you there.
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Sargent Shriver was the first director of the Peace Corps.
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over 200,000
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"Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country."
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to assist developing countries and limit the spread of communism
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to give Americans an opportunity to volunteer within the united states
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The Peace Corps is an agency of the Federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.Answer volunteer
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to assist developing countries and limit the spread of communism (novanet)
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There are definitely some benefits to joining the Peace Corps in this regard. The only student loans that can be forgiven through Peace Corps are Pell Grants- otherwise you just have to defer payment while you volunteer. But many schools partner with the Peace Corps either through Peace Corps/Fellow…
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It may have been an alternative to military service; said another way...and more directly to the point; it may have been a legal and socially acceptable way of dodging military service.
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Both the best and most recent book about the Peace Corps comes from Rob Keller, who was assigned to Albania in 2008 - 2009 as a Community Development Volunteer. He wrote "Only Bees Die" about the whole experience from start to finish and describes, with examples, what every new Volunteer ought to kn…
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No. The Peace Corps is a governmental organization, and it is discouraged for Peace Corps Volunteers to proselytize.
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No, it is a governmental organization.
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