The University of Redlands is one of Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools
Some teach math, science, or art. Others advise on best business practices or sustainable farming techniques. All Peace Corps volunteers serve in countries with pronounced need. There are 14 Bulldogs currently volunteering worldwide with the Peace Corps. This year, U of R placed fourth among small universities and colleges for producing volunteers.
“If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Redlands, service is part of your journey here; so, extending that beyond graduation seems natural,” says the University’s Director of Community Service Learning Tony Mueller. “Whether it’s AmeriCorps, Teach for America, the Peace Corps, or other post-graduate service experiences, University of Redlands students want to be a part of solutions. The seeds of that service journey are first taught at home and nurtured right here in Redlands.”
A total of 286 U of R alumni have served in dozens of nations as Peace Corps volunteers since the program’s inception.
“Peace Corps service is a profound expression of idealism and civic engagement,” says Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley. “As Peace Corps volunteers, recent graduates foster local capacity and self-reliance at the grassroots level, making an impact in communities around the world. They return to the United States with highly sought-after skills and an enterprising spirit—leveraging their education, global experience, and confidence into their communities and careers back home.”