University Ranks on the 2017 Peace Corps Top Volunteer-Producing HBCU List

March 30, 2017

Prairie View A&M University has  landed a top spot on the 2017 Peace Corps list of top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Ranked No.5, PVAMU has three currently serving volunteers. Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad, on behalf of the United States, to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities cultivate a commitment to community-oriented education that inspires their graduates to pursue international service and make an impact abroad with the Peace Corps,” Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley said. “Each year, a growing number of HBCU alumni join the Peace Corps with important experiences and perspectives that give communities overseas a better understanding of the diversity of the United States.”

Since its establishment, more than 225,000 volunteers have served in 140 countries around the globe. To view the entire listing visit: https://www.peacecorps.gov/news/library/peace-corps-announces-2017-top-volunteer-producing-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/