Peace Corps Teams Up with The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities for East Coast Tour
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2016 – This fall, the Peace Corps has partnered with The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and several other federal agencies to launch a two week tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the East Coast that will inform students about opportunities to live, learn, and work with communities overseas. As part of the tour, the Peace Corps will travel across eight states in the Peace Car to join the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and USAID in speaking with students, faculty and graduates about international service at 15 HBCU campuses.
During the tour, the Peace Corps will join administrators at Savannah State University on October 31 to officially launch the university’s Peace Corps Prep program.
The Peace Car
The Peace Car will be stopping at the campuses listed below. To keep track of its travels at Howard University and Savannah State University, follow the Peace Corps on Snapchat at the username peacecorps.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Cheyney University in Cheyney, PA
Friday, October 21, 2016 – Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD
Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD
District of Columbia
Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Howard University in Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Howard University in Washington, DC
Sunday, October 23, 2016 – National HBCU Conference in Arlington, VA
Monday, October 24, 2016 – National HBCU Conference in Arlington, VA
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – National HBCU Conference in Arlington, VA
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC
Friday, October 28, 2016 – Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL
Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA
Monday, October 31, 2016 – Savannah State University in Savannah, GA
Friday, November 4, 2016 – Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Spelman College in Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA
About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.