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UC campuses among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Six University of California campuses made the 2016 Peace Corps rankings of colleges and universities that produce the most volunteers, maintaining UC’s long tradition of service that dates to the organization’s founding in 1961.

UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UCLA and UC Santa Cruz ranked in the top 25 colleges, sending 219 alumni overseas as Peace Corps volunteers during 2015.

More than 11,000 UC alumni have served in the Peace Corps since President John F. Kennedy created the organization in 1961, with UCLA among the first volunteer training sites.

UC Berkeley holds the all-time lead nationally for producing the most Peace Corps volunteers with 3,615.

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