Proclamation, Peace Corps Month, City of Fort Collins, 2011 March
A proclamation dated February 28, 2011 from Doug Hutchinson, Mayor of the City of Fort Collins, declaring March 2011 Peace Corps Month. Facts of interest, "...nearly 200,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in 139 countries since its inception on March 1, 1961... over the past 50 years, 6,322 men and women from the State of Colorado and just in the last year, 93 students from Colorado State University have responded to our nation's call and are serving in the Peace Corps."Colorado State University became involved with the early development of the Peace Corps through the work of Maurice L. Albertson and the successful 1960 proposal on behalf of CSURF (Colorado State University Research Foundation) to the ICA (International Cooperation Agency) to investigate the possibility of establishing a "youth corps" that would become the Peace Corps. Colorado State University soon began training Peace Corps volunteers for work in Pakistan and other parts of the world. Albertson remained interested in the Peace Corps, and in 1986 he organized a seminar focusing on the future ...
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