Illinois State University launched the first Peace Corps Fellows Program in community and economic development in 1994 in partnership with Western Illinois University. We also work closely with Peace Corps as a Master’s International partner university. Illinois State is home to the first Peace Corps Master’s International Programs in Applied Economics and Sociology, and the oldest in Political Science.
The Stevenson Center has a two-fold relationship with AmeriCorps. First, we welcome AmeriCorps alums to our ACED Fellows Program. Service with AmeriCorps fulfills the requirement for one year of full-time experience in community development or social services. We also have a partnership that allows some of our current students to serve as AmeriCorps Members during their graduate assistantship and/or Fellowship.
A full term with City Year fulfills the service requirement for admission as an ACED Fellow. The Stevenson Center is a proud City Year Alumni University Partner, supporting City Year National Service Scholars.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization connecting and championing Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community. It provides service and education opportunities that build on the Peace Corps experience, and is also the longest-standing advocate for an independent and robust Peace Corps.
Since 2005, AmeriCorps Alums has been an enterprise of Points of Light dedicated to building a community of experienced volunteer leaders committed to a lifetime of service. Alums are encouraged to fully realize their potential by building connections and engaging with others to create transformational change in their communities.