The world is a very different place today than it was when the Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by President Kennedy. As it nears its 50th anniversary, former volunteers are looking at what the program has accomplished, and where it should go in the future. Kevin Quigley (Thailand 1976-9)
is the president of the National Peace Corps Association
, Rajeev Goyal (Nepal 2001-3)
is the director of the More Peace Corps campaign
, and Judith McGuire
was a volunteer in Nigeria from 1965-67.
Weigh in: We'd like to hear from former Peace Corps volunteers. How did the experience change your own life? Do you think you made a lasting difference in the community you served in? And how would you like to see the Peace Corps change for future volunteers?