the Peace Corps


: a U.S. organization that trains and sends people who work without pay to help poor people in other countries

Examples of the Peace Corps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the impulse that led tens of thousands of young people to join the Peace Corps, participate in sit-ins, freedom rides, marches against segregation and the denial of the vote. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 The branding is a clear imitation of the Peace Corps logo. Seth Joseph, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Exhibitions cover the early days of the U.S. space program, the founding of the Peace Corps and an exhibit dedicated to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Lauren Sloss, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Both his father, who’s from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and his mother, who met him there while serving in the Peace Corps, spoke the language fluently. Quanta Magazine, 26 Jan. 2024 Shriver was President Kennedy’s first director of the Peace Corps. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan. 2024 According to a 2018 statement by the Peace Corps after her death, Heiderman was an education volunteer in Comoros, teaching English at the public junior high school in the community of Salimani, on the island of Grande Comore. CBS News, 8 Nov. 2023 He's been recognized by everyone from the NAACP and ACLU, to the Peace Corps and the Boy Scouts of America. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2023 Amy Robach and Husband Andrew Shue on How Their Blended Family Inspired Kid's Book 'Better Together' She was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Fiebig Holmes was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where her mother is from and her dad served in the Peace Corps. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023

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“The Peace Corps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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