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  The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver
  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   Tales of Peace Corps Service
  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