The US Peace Corps was founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. While much has changed within the Peace Corps and the world at large, the mission remains unchanged.
The Peace Corps seeks to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
Goal 1– To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
Goal 2– To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
Goal 3– To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
Service in the Peace Corps is a major commitment. For more information, check out their website here. Remember, while each experience is unique, it really does help to talk to a local recruiter, your local RPCV community, and currently serving volunteers.
One aim of this blog is to actively contribute to Goal 3- helping Americans to understand more about Jamaica and its culture.
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