US Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a volunteer organization of the United States government, founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, more than 210,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, including two professors in the School of Planning and over 40 School of Planning graduates. Peace Corps sends volunteers abroad for two years of community-based service. For many, it has served as the introduction to a rewarding international development career. The mission of the Peace Corps is: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

The School of Planning offers the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Frequently asked questions about the program can be accessed here.


Contact Information

School of Planning Peace Corps Programs Coordinator
Johanna W. Looye, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
6210 DAAP
P.O. Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
P: (513) 556-4943
F: (513) 556-1274

Coverdell Fellows Program Manager
Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20526
P: (855) 855-1961 ext. 1440