United States Peace Corps
Address: Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20526, USA
Web Site: http://www.peacecorps.gov
The Peace Corps is an independent federal agency of the United States designed to promote mutual understanding between Americans and the outside world. Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:
Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.