NASA, the CIA, and the Peace Corps are all government agencies in the United States. NASA is responsible for the country's civilian space exploration and research, the CIA is an intelligence agency that focuses on gathering and analyzing information related to national security, and the Peace Corps is a volunteer program that provides assistance and development initiatives in countries around the world.
No, the Peace Corps is not considered a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It is a United States government agency that sends American volunteers to work in various countries to promote peace and development. Unlike NGOs, the Peace Corps operates under the authority and direction of the U.S. government.
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!
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:
As a returned volunteer and someone who has documented volunteers in 22 countries around the world it is my opinion that the way the Peace Corps "helps" is by bringing together people. People look at Peace Corps as a big agency, and they look for results as if Peace Corps volunteers were going into countries en masse and doing large development projects. That is not how Peace Corps works. Once Peace Corps volunteers get through training they are then placed on their own with an agency of the country where they serve and they live amongst the people they serve, so that they become integrated into the culture and work at the grass roots. Because of this Peace Corps volunteers develop a greater understanding of where they serve, and the people they serve learn about our country through the Peace Corps volunteer.
So, it is this exchange ... a development of understanding between different people, that is how Peace Corps helps. Then the volunteers bring what they learn back to the United States and helps spread this understanding and awareness of others.
"Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country."
some of the worked they did was help poor and live life
Sargent Shriver was the first director of the Peace Corps.
The budget of Peace Corps is 374,250,000 dollars.
It is still in existence and, reportedly, their members are warmly received wherever they are assigned.
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.
to help decrease poverty in America
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President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by Executive Order on March 1, 1961. President Kennedy sought to encourage mutual understanding between Americans and people of other nations and cultures.
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. Instead, you will receive a stipend to cover your basic necessities -- food, housing expenses, and local transportation. While the amount of the stipend varies from country to country, you will receive an amount that allows you to live at the same level as the people you serve in your community. The Peace Corps pays for your transportation to and from your country of service and provides you with complete medical and dental care. At the conclusion of your service as a Volunteer, you will receive a "readjustment allowance" of $225 (rate as of January 2003) for each month of service. If you complete your full term of service, you will receive $6,075.