- Homepage: http://www.peacecorps.gov
June 2004: "The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
Since that time, more than 170,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 136 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation."www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatispc
June 2004: "The Peace Corps is an independent agency within the executive branch of the United States government. The President of the United States appoints the Peace Corps Director and Deputy Director, and the appointments must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate."www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn. whatispc.management.usgov
May 2011: "But from 2000 to 2009, on average, 22 Peace Corps women each year reported being the victims of rape or attempted rape, the agency says. During that time, more than 1,000 Peace Corps volunteers reported sexual assaults, including 221 rapes or attempted rapes. Because sexual crimes often go unreported, experts say the incidence is likely to be higher, though they and the Peace Corps add that it is difficult to assess whether the volunteers face any greater risk overseas than women in the United States do."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/us/11corps.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) US Federal Government - Independent Agencies Organization May 6, 2005 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Carol Bellamy Person Apr 22, 2010 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Elaine L. Chao Person Nov 7, 2005 Member (past or present) Senator Christopher J. Dodd Esq. Person Oct 21, 2007 Member (past or present) Gov. Jim Doyle Esq. Person May 29, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Robert H. Frank Ph.D. Person May 14, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Mark D. Gearan Person Jan 21, 2008 Organization Executive (past or present) Richard C. Holbrooke Person Nov 21, 2005 Member (past or present) Prof. Karestan Koenen Ph.D. Person May 11, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Charles Kolstad Ph.D. Person Jul 17, 2010 Organization Executive (past or present) H. David Kotz Person May 19, 2009 Organization Executive (past or present) William "Bill" D. Novelli MA Person Mar 12, 2006 Member (past or present) Charles A. Reinwald Jr. Person Jan 18, 2008 Member (past or present) Sen. John "Jay" D. Rockefeller IV Person Feb 10, 2006 Member (past or present) Rep. Christopher Shays MBA, MPA Person Jan 9, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Robert "R." Sargent Shriver Jr. Person Oct 25, 2004 Member (past or present) Gov. Bob Taft MA, Esq. Person Jul 16, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 10, 2011 Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape
QUOTE: a growing group of former Peace Corps volunteers who are speaking out about their sexual assaults, prompting scrutiny from Congress and a pledge from the agency for reform....from 2000 to 2009, on average, 22 Peace Corps women each year reported being the victims of rape or attempted rape...
New York Times Jul 02, 2009 Tourism tangles a fishing lifeline: Loss of sea access hits the Dominican Republic’s already pressed fishermen.
QUOTE: loss of access to the ocean is indeed a growing problem in the Dominican Republic, say experts. By law, beaches are public, but in reality, most beaches... are now off limits to ordinary Dominicans.
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QUOTE: Over the last six years, the Defense Department has spent more than $30 million trying to find an efficient way for American soldiers and civilians living abroad to vote in elections back home. But... the Pentagon’s system, which is Web-based, remains slow, confusing and plagued with security and privacy problems. And that has left many of the five million Americans overseas uncertain that their vote will be counted.
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QUOTE: In a perfect world, the largest slice of the financial aid pie would go to the neediest students. In reality, it goes to the savvy students who have successfully mastered the financial aid planning and application process. To help you avoid getting shortchanged, here's our guide to the top 10 most common financial aid pitfalls.
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