60-years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to become “global citizens” by creating the Peace Corps as an independent volunteer program in countries around the world. Since then, more than 200,000 Americans have traveled to more than 140 countries to carry out the organization’s mission of international cooperation.
Among the notable people who have either served as volunteers or worked as staff for the Peace Corps are: journalists Bill Moyers, Marco Werman, Maureen Orth, Peter Hessler and George Packer and Chris Matthews, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Chris Dodd, Congresswoman Donna Shalala and Congressmen Joe Kennedy.
Praise for a Towering Task: …from the germ of an idea to help the world, spoken late at night by JFK on his presidential campaign, to its execution later, an Act signed into law and carried out – thousands of young women and men leaving for remote places, to teach, to advise, to inspire – and to be inspired themselves by their work.” – Author Paul Theroux
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