The Peace Corps sends American volunteers to nations across the globe to aid in development, health and education efforts and to increase understanding of America by other peoples, as well as educate the volunteers about the peoples of the world. It was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.Web site »
Reuters/Ranu Abhelakh - Peace Corps volunteer Allisa Kispersky (L) assists native women's organization Maipafolo with their bookkeeping in the Maroon village of Nieuw Aurora, whose inhabitants are descendants of slaves, along the upper Suriname River in district Sipaliwini, September 26, 2012.
Sustainable development needs organized volunteers
September 30, 2015, Lex Rieffel
Last week, world leaders agreed on an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Lex Rieffel shows how volunteers can play a crucial role in implementing and achieving these goals.
U.S. Foreign Policy
September 21, 2011, David L. Caprara
January 20, 2011, David L. Caprara
Opinion | washingtonpost.com
January 7, 2007, David L. Caprara
View All Research on Peace Corps ›
You have not selected any newsletters.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and policy solutions. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public. The conclusions and recommendations of any Brookings publication are solely those of its author(s), and do not reflect the views of the Institution, its management, or its other scholars.
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
© 2015 The Brookings Institution