Peace Corps Celebrates Service at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

THURSDAY: Peace Corps Celebrates Service at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 27, 2016 – On Thursday, November 3, the Peace Corps will visit Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee to speak with students and Floridians about the value of making a difference through Peace Corps service. This event serves as one of the many stops found on the Peace Corps’ two-week tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the East Coast.

Peace Corps will be joined by other federal agencies and non-profit organizations, including the Department of State, the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture, USAID, City Year, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities, to discuss the opportunities and benefits that result from international service.

WHAT:          Peace Corps event at Florida A&M University

WHEN:          5:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 3, 2016

WHERE:       Perry Paige Auditorium, 1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32301

RSVP:            Media interested in attending this event can RSVP to Emily Webb at

Florida is the fourth highest Peace Corps volunteer-producing state in the nation, with 299 residents of the Sunshine State currently serving overseas. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 7,842 Floridians have served overseas.

There are currently five FAMU graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia and 79 FAMU graduates have served overseas since the Peace Corps was established.

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, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.