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September 28, 2010
NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU among organizations partnering with the Peace Corps

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams sign a memorandum of understanding.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) is among the eight higher education organizations partnering with the Peace Corps to help recruit the next generation of Peace Corps volunteers.

Besides HACU, the organizations involved include: The American Indian Higher Education Consortium, The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, The Council of 1890 Universities, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Phelps Stokes, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The United Negro College Fund.

“I know firsthand that serving as a Peace Corps volunteer is a life-defining leadership experience,” said Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams (Dominican Republic, 1967-1970). “A key to our strength, is the fact that our volunteers overseas reflect the extraordinary diversity of America -- Peace Corps is honored to work with these respected higher education organizations to increase public service opportunities abroad for more Americans.”

Under the partnerships, Peace Corps will participate in partner conferences and meetings, and work with each organization to create new ways to share electronic resources and education materials.