The Peace Corps was established by Executive Order 10924 by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.
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 Americans.
In the past fifty years the Peace Corps has sent more then 200,000 volunteers to 139 countries.
Purple: Inactive Peace Corps country
Orange: Active Peace Corps country
Gray: No Peace Corps
For further information please refer to the Peace Corps website.