Peace Corps Established

President Kennedy signs an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps where the volunteers commit their time to helping those in other countries and answer the president’s call to service.


Image: President Kennedy meets with Peace Corps trainees, August 9. 1962. Abbie Rowe. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

Video: “50 Years of Service: Peace Corps Volunteers, 1961-2010”. Oral History Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza