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Peace Corps

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, 240,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 140 host countries to work on issues ranging from education to health outreach to environmental conservation.

Today’s Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as community economic development and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Check out videos on the Peace Corps YouTube Channel.

Kerry Carmichael, Cal Peace Corps Representative

Kerry Carmichael

Kerry Carmichael is a Senior Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps.

During the 2022-23 academic year, Kerry is available to meet with interested students in-person in the Cal Career Center every Thursday between 9:30am-4:30pm or virtually during the week between 9:00am-5:00pm.

To schedule an appointment, email or call 510-309-8398. He’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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