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Guest column / Ryan Ruggiero / After 50 years, the Peace Corps’ values still inspire

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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 12:00 am

When President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps 50 years ago on March 1, 1961, he began a legacy that even he could not have imagined. Since then, more than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have been trained and served in 139 countries. Today, there are 8,655 volunteers serving in 77 countries.

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