The Peace Corps has developed formal partnerships with several domestic and international nonprofit organizations and federal agencies. Your Peace Corps service strengthens your competitiveness for employment with such partners, who are eager to benefit from your overseas experience.
Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org . AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
America's Service Commissions
America's Service Commissions (ASC) is a non-partisan, nonprofit trade association representing and promoting the 53 governor-appointed state service commissions who fund and support more than 650 AmeriCorps programs and 33,000 AmeriCorps members annually.
ASC can help connect you to a wide range of AmeriCorps programs across the country where you can become an AmeriCorps member or a community volunteer supporting AmeriCorps projects. AmeriCorps members help address local community needs in the areas of health, education, economic opportunity, clean energy, and the environment, which align with Peace Corps volunteer assignments throughout the world.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
In 1972, six American Indian tribally controlled colleges established AIHEC to provide a support network, as they worked to influence federal policy on American Indian higher education. The consortium is comprised of 36 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States and one in Canada. Each one of these institutions, created, and chartered by its own tribal government, aims to provide higher education opportunities to American Indians through programs that are culturally based, holistic, and supportive. AIHEC will assist the Peace Corps in its efforts to increase the number of diverse Americans service as Peace Corps volunteers with AIHEC member institutions, fellow/interns, staff and supporters.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
The mission of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is to make a difference in the lives of Asian Pacific Islander American students by providing them with resources that increase their access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a stronger America. Since 2005, APIASF has awarded more than $2.4 million to 1,075 students.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities desired to improve the health of the people of the United States. CDC is responsible for controlling the introduction and spread of infectious diseases and provides consultation and assistance to other nations and international agencies to assist in providing their disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities.
CHF International is an international development and humanitarian aid organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. CHF works with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. Their mission is to be a catalyst for for long-lasting positive change in low- and middle-income countries around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions.
City Year was founded in 1988 with the belief that young people can change the world in a positive way. It provides those ages 17 to 24 a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these diverse groups of leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods. City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, engages 1,500 members a year and operates in 19 cities in the U.S. City Year alumni are leaders for life, working as business leaders, educators, nonprofit managers, and public servants.
The Corporation for National & Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. CNCS plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility.
The Corps Network
The Corps Network represents service and conservation programs that annually enroll more than 29,000 young men and women. The Corps Network - inheritor of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps legacy - engages young men and women in visible and valued public work. Members revitalize communities, prepare young people for responsible productive lives, build civic spirit through service, and preserve and restore the environment.
Council of 1890 Organizations
Twenty-eight years after the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862, Congress enacted a second Morrill Act establishing black land-grant universities. The legislation gave states funds to establish state universities for persons of color if race was an admissions factor at the existing state university. Commonly referred to as 1890 Universities, these institutions have a track record of "serving the underserved" and "reaching the unreached." Today, these campuses are proud to remain the custodians of access to, and opportunity for, higher education in underserved communities. The Council of 1890 Universities, comprised of presidents and chancellors of Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU)-member historically black land-grant universities, primarily addresses all matters pertaining to strengthening teaching, research, and extension programs at these important institutions. The purpose of the Council is to represent collectively the interests of 1890 land-grant institutions while seeking to maintain, insure, and increase funding, to present a unified approach for presentation of views regarding these institutions, and to serve as a forum to share ideas and resources.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Using the popularity of soccer to engage hard to reach youth, Grassroot Soccer's 'SKILLZ' curriculum uses activities and games to provide youth with comprehensive HIV prevention and life skills education. The Peace Corps and Grassroot Soccer share similar values – working through local community members, executing impactful programs with limited resources, and believing that youth can affect their own destinies. In response to direct requests from Peace Corps posts and Volunteers, GRS worked with the Peace Corps to develop a program that works in Volunteers' communities, even with a minimum of training and resources. Peace Corps SKILLZ is implemented by local community members in partnership with their Volunteer to reach youth ages 10 to 19. The program includes a curriculum with step-by-step instructions, basic materials, and guidance from Grassroot Soccer staff.
Learn more about Grassroot Soccer
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents nearly 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. HACU is committed to Hispanic success in education, from kindergarten through graduate school and into the work force of tomorrow.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country and has awarded over $350 million in scholarships to Latino students over the past 35 years.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
MCC's mission is poverty reduction through the promotion of sustainable economic growth. MCC enters into partnerships (compacts) with selected developing countries to support activities in agriculture, education, energy, gender, health and HIV/AIDS, land tenure, private sector development, sustainable tourism, transportation infrastructure, water, and other areas. MCC supports country-led and country-implemented solutions to achieve measurable results. Each partner country must establish an accountable entity responsible for overseeing compact-financed projects; Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) entities are generally staffed and led by partner country nationals.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused national AmeriCorps program and promotes health care for America's underserved, while developing tomorrow's health care work force. More than 650 Community HealthCorps members serve each year through 40 partner organizations across 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Learn more about tomorrow's health care work force.
The National Human Services Assembly (The Assembly)
The National Human Services Assembly (The Assembly) is an association of 79 of the nation's leading national non-profits in the fields of health, human and community development and human services including the United Way of America and the American Red Cross. Those organizations and their constituent services networks comprise a #32 billion sector that employs some 800,000 workers, operating from over 150,000 locations. The Assembly's mission is to strengthen health and human services in the United States through the active involvement and leadership of its members. The Assembly hosts several affinity groups of its members, among them the National Collaboration for Youth (NCY) which is comprised of more than fifty national youth development organizations including the Girls Scouts of the USA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the National 4-H Council. Collectively, the member organizations use more than six million volunteers and have a presence in virtually every community in America.
National Peace Corps Association
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation's leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community through networking and mentoring to help guide former Volunteers through their continued service back home. It is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps and its values.
Phelps Stokes is distinguished by a rich history of promoting racial and social justice in the Americas and Africa, often preceding societal trends and despite hostility, resistance, and a relatively small endowment. Phelps Stokes was first established in 1911 by an act of the New York State Legislature through a bequest of philanthropist Caroline Phelps Stokes. It was founded in conjunction with major New York philanthropies such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Phelps Stokes is proud that one of its trustees, Dr. Ralph Bunche, the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dedicated his time and wisdom to the organization for approximately 20 years.
Population Services International
The mission of Population Services International (PSI) is to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. Social marketing engages private sector resources and uses private sector techniques to encourage healthy behavior and make markets work for the poor. While the Peace Corps and Population Service International are separate and independent organizations, both parties have many common interests. With that, they will continue to collaborate to promote enhanced effectiveness and efficiency.
Save the Children (SCUS)
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. The mission of SCUS is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. SCUS collaborates with organizations such as the Peace Corps to help further fulfill their mission.
Special Olympics, Inc. was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, after several years of experience with day camps and physical fitness testing for people with intellectual disability. Mrs. Shriver created the concept of an international sports event for children and adults with intellectual disability called Special Olympics. The mission of the Special Olympics movement is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Teach For America
Teach For America alumni who have taught in schools in low-income communities in the United States are very competitive Peace Corps applicants. Teach For America will encourage its alumni to consider serving in communities abroad with the Peace Corps. Currently more than 8,200 Teach For America teachers serve in 39 urban and rural communities and impact 500,000 students every year. Teach For America has more than 20,000 alumni.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending our 47-member schools, which include public Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). TMCF achieves its vision of Changing the World . . . One Leader at a Time by focusing on three areas: Scholarships, Capacity Building & Programmatic Support, and Public Policy & Advocacy. To date, TMCF has provided nearly $100 million in scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to students and member schools.
UNCF- United Negro College Fund
UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation. UNCF's mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.
United Negro College Fund- Special Programs (UNCF-SP)
The UNCFSP mission is to "organize and deliver educational support services" such as capacity building, technical assistance and workforce development programs to Minority Serving Institutions of higher education.Â These programs address education and research infrastructure; public and community health; international affairs and development; civic engagement and community service; policy analysts; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competency. UNCFSP, through its Institute for International Public Policy ("IIPP"), and the Peace Corps have been working together for the past five years. During this collaboration, Peace Corps has increased the level of visibility thourgh participation in joint meetings or by making presentations to UNCFSP's student population.
IIPP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UNCFSP. The IIPP is part of a strong consortium of institutions of higher education, whose purpose is to increase diversity within the international affairs workforce.
U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. EPA has current priorities and activities under way to protect the environment and human health in many countries around the world. EPA has partnered with the Peace Corps to help Peace Corps Volunteers in 77 countries engage in environmental activities environmental education and community environmental awareness; solid waste and wastewater management; improved cook stoves; water and sanitation; natural resource management; renewable energy; and adaptation to climate change.
Last updated Jan 22 2014