The Peace Corps and Her Campus Join Forces to Let Girls Learn
BOSTON, MA (September 14th 2015) - This September, the Peace Corps is collaborating with Her Campus Media to activate their global college network in support of the Let Girls Learn initiative, a government-wide commitment to bring increased focus, resources and impact to the critical issue of girls’ education.
Through Let Girls Learn, Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level to expand access to education for girls around the world. As the largest global college community for women with over 6 million monthly users and chapters on over 290 campuses, Her Campus is committed to raising money and awareness for this initiative as it fits so seamlessly into their overall mission.
"Her Campus's mission has always been to serve college women," said Her Campus Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Kaplan Lewis. “This partnership gives us an incredible opportunity to leverage the community we’ve built to act as a platform and mouthpiece for the Let Girls Learn initiative, while also serving college women in an even broader sense, globally."
With the help of the Peace Corps, Her Campus chapters will be hosting fundraising events all month long ranging from bake sales, to car washes, to clothing sales with all proceeds going to the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. The smart collaboration will ensure that the Let Girls Learn message reaches thousands of college students globally.
For more information, visit https://letgirlslearn.peacecorps.gov/.
ABOUT HER CAMPUS
Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.
Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.
Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.
ABOUT THE PEACE CORPS
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.