The Peace Corps at 50: has it changed with changing times?

Mar 2, 2011
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Since President John Kennedy signed the Peace Corps into existence in 1961, American men and women have fanned out over the globe as volunteers in underserved areas, working on education, health and HIV/AIDS, the environment, youth development, agriculture and more. Fifty years later, the world has changed but their mission remains the same. How has this organization stayed viable over a half century, and what is its future as economies shift and governments disappear before our eyes?

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