a civilian organization, sponsored by the U.S. government, that sends volunteers to instruct citizens of underdeveloped countries in the execution of industrial, agricultural, educational, and health programs.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use Peace Corps in a sentence
A self-employed event planner, he had just finished a Peace Corps stint that provided health benefits, but he was still more than a year away from starting a graduate program that would provide coverage through his university.He Bought Health Insurance for Emergencies. Then He Fell Into a $33,601 Trap. | by Jenny Deam | May 8, 2021 | ProPublica
A former Peace Corps volunteer, Patterson had spent much of her career working on gender and health, but climate change just kept coming up.The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It's the Climate's Turn | Justin Worland | April 15, 2021 | Time
Only two months later, in March 1961, Kennedy signed Executive Order 10924, making real his campaign promise to establish a national Peace Corps with the mission to promote world peace and friendship.Now 60 years old, the Peace Corps can be more than a Cold War artifact | Lacy Feigh | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Sargent Shriver, Kennedy’s brother-in-law, took on the task of bringing the new Peace Corps to life.Now 60 years old, the Peace Corps can be more than a Cold War artifact | Lacy Feigh | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Hastings, 59, a former Peace Corps volunteer, acknowledges that his approach is not designed to work at all companies, particularly “safety-critical” businesses like operators of nuclear power plants.Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Rejecting Brilliant Jerks, the Power of Big Vacations, and Spending $15 Billion on Content | Eben Shapiro | September 13, 2020 | Time
So what we should do is encourage other programs such as Teach for America, the Peace Corps, Americorp.
In fact, under law the IG is under the same obligation as the Peace Corps to keep personal details private.
Meanwhile, the Peace Corps maintains that it has an overriding obligation to protect the privacy of sexual assault victims.
One spokesperson even worked late into the night to compile statistics related to Peace Corps safety.
Norman Rush and his wife, Elsa, were co-directors of the Peace Corps in Botswana from 1978 to 1983.A Country House of Fools: Norman Rush’s ‘Subtle Bodies’ | Tom LeClair | September 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We have extended the helping hand of the Peace Corps and carried forward the largest program of economic assistance in the world.
A year ago, less than 900 Peace Corps volunteers were on the job.
British Dictionary definitions for Peace Corps
an agency of the US government that sends American volunteers to developing countries, where they work on educational and other projects: established in 1961
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for Peace Corps
An agency of the United States government that sends American volunteers to developing nations to help improve living standards and provide training. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, under the auspices of the Department of State, the Peace Corps provides an opportunity to share American wealth, technology, and expertise. During the cold war it also served as a means for spreading American influence and values in the hope of preventing developing nations from allying themselves with the Soviet Union.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.