Top Ten Videos to watch

HISTORY Brings 'Roots' Cast And Crew To The White House For Screening
Graduates tossing caps into the air
Freddie Gray Baltimore Protests
Mid section of man in graduation gown holding diploma
Legendary Baseball Player Tony Gwynn's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco
ME.jailhouse#2.0117.CW Montebello City Council has approved use of a private contractor to run the n
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Addresses Police Misconduct At Chicago City Council Meeting
WWII Soldiers Standing In A Flag Draped Sunset - SIlhouette
Students Taking a College Exam
Bill Cosby Preliminary Hearing
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
Leave a comment

peace corps alpha kappa alpha

Last Friday, the Peace Corps and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity announced a partnership aimed at providing service within the African-American community. Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Alpha Phi Alpha General President Mark S. Tillman met in the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., to sign this new agreement.

SEE ALSO: My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Release 90-Day Task Force Report

The Peace Corps and Alpha Phi Alpha will work on an ongoing initiative bolstered by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. Alpha Phi Alpha members will be placed in better positions to provide volunteer service, along with fortifying their educational and career goals. Alpha Phi Alpha boasts a membership of more than 175,00 members and highlighted the role African Americans play in international affairs and development.

“Today we honor the rich legacy of Alpha Phi Alpha brothers who have served in the Peace Corps and in our country’s international development, diplomacy, and foreign policy arena at large,” Hessler-Radelet said. “And we reaffirm our commitment to building a Peace Corps that reflects the rich diversity of our country and to doing more to recruit and retain the best and the brightest from all of our communities.”

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Johnnie Carson was also an invited speaker of the event.

The Peace Corps, established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, is one of the U.S. government’s largest volunteer programs, which helps provide bridges of social and economic development between the U.S. and other nations. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was the first intercollegiate Greek-letter group for African-Americans.

Learn more about this developing partnership here.

SEE ALSO: The 52 Percent: What Are The Motivations Behind Black Boys, Graduating High School?

Also On News One: