Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Peace Corps Fellows Program, at the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, is a fellowship program for returned Peace Corps volunteers at Western Illinois University. In addition to graduate coursework, Fellows receive specialized training in community and economic development and are enrolled as AmeriCorps members assigned to rural communities in Illinois. Members implement local projects, such as: downtown revitalization, business retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship development.