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Mission and Goals

Welcome to the Peace Corps Office on the campus of Fayetteville State University (FSU). The Office's mission is to promote the Peace Corps and Peace Corps service to

  • students, faculty, staff and alumni of FSU and nearby colleges and universities, and
  • members of the surrounding communities

We are here to help you realize the opportunities available to you in Peace Corps and to assist you in applying for the appropriate position(s) so that you can be invited to serve overseas as a Volunteer.  

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 live and work in communities overseas for 27 months to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth in development. Through their service, Volunteers gain unparalleled work experience, unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today's global economy.  

The agency traces its roots to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country by living and working in some of the most remote corners of the world. He ignited a movement among young Americans that inspired the nation and led to the founding of the Peace Corps. In an ever-changing world, the agency has become a dynamic, forward-leaning champion for international service defined by its innovation and compassion-yet, its original mission remains the same: to promote world peace and friendship.

To accomplish its mission, Peace Corps has three goals:

  • Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
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