February 21, 2014

Good Morning:

Service and Tulane have a long history together. The notion of "Not for one's self, but for one's own" has been enshrined in our motto, tried by the water and fire of Katrina, incorporated in our mission and etched upon our hearts.

Last week the Peace Corps ranked Tulane No. 2 in its list of top volunteer-producing graduate schools and No. 13 among the top volunteer-producing undergraduate schools of its size. This news came on the heels of an announcement by that Tulane is No. 9 among medium-size schools for producing the most socially conscious alumni.

The timing of these two announcements could not have been better as Tulane hosted its annual National Service Fair at the LBC on Tuesday. This is a chance for students to connect with nonprofit organizations from around the country and learn more about the career and service opportunities these organizations have to offer. The fair included a discussion with Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and other programs that engage more than 5 million Americans in service and volunteering.

We will soon announce details of an exciting and innovative program with the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project to expand national civilian service opportunities even further. Look for more to come on this topic in the next week or so.

Have a great weekend,


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