Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 37° Cloudy
News >  Spokane

3 WA schools best source of Peace Corps volunteers

Associated Press
SEATTLE — The Peace Corps says the University of Washington, Western Washington University and Gonzaga University are among the best places in the nation for recruiting volunteers. The University of Washington and the University of Florida are tied again for second place among large schools, with each sending 85 undergraduate alumni to be Peace Corps volunteers. Western Washington University tops the list of medium-sized colleges and universities with 65 volunteers. And Gonzaga is at the top of small colleges and universities with 22 volunteers among its undergraduate alumni. UW also makes the list of best places to recruit volunteers from graduate schools. And the Seattle campus is No. 3 on the list of all-time historical contributions of volunteers to the program, with 2,840 volunteers since 1961.
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)
Sponsored

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.