50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Palisades Library

50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps was founded 50 years ago this month. It was the brainchild of President John Kennedy, and was created by the late Sargent Shriver, President Kennedy's brother-in-law.  Thousands of American volunteers have served in the Peace Corps all over the world. 

For more information about the Peace Corps, visit the display at Palisades Library.  You might also be interested in the following books:

Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
 Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities Alternatives to the Peace Corps: A Guide to Global Volunteer Opportunities
A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service  A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service
 When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years