Accession Number:

AD1042807

Title:

From Idea to Implementation: Standing Up the Civilian Response Corps

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

U.S. House of Representatives Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

On October 14, 1960, President John F. Kennedy laid out his vision for the Peace Corps in a speech at the University of Michigan. Less than 5 months later, on March 1, 1961, the President signed an Executive order creating the Peace Corps. Using funds from mutual security appropriations, Peace Corps programs moved quickly through the design phase and into implementation. It was an example of how nimble government can be when political will is married with idealism and a willingness to improvise and take action.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE