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Fall 2000 Vol. 44, Number 3

Job Corps, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps: An overview

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These Government-supported programs help thousands of people gain valuable experience and make new connections to others and to the future.


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    Have you considered serving in the corps? You     may have more options than you think. Besides the military corps, you might be eligible for Job Corps, AmeriCorps, or Peace Corps. These federally supported programs help people who are looking either for direction in life or a way to help others.

This article provides an overview of each program, including its purpose, individual qualifications for entry, program highlights, and advantages and disadvantages of serving. Current and former corps members offer insights on the programs and on their experiences. Interested readers may continue their corps quest with the sources of additional information at the end of the article.

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Last Updated: December 12, 2000