AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
Sept. 12, 2014, marked the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary. AmeriCorps members across the nation simultaneously took the pledge of service via live stream from the White House featuring presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton along with Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer.
Check out the national videos and see below for information about Kentucky's celebration.
National AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary video
White House event video
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush video
President Bill Clinton video
AmeriCorps 20-Year Recap video
Kentucky's celebration started on Sept. 11 with AmeriCorps members participating in a meal-packing service project with Love the Hungry at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
CHFS Press Release: Kentucky AmeriCorps Members Package Meals to Fight Hunger; Food benefit project marks the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary and 9/11 Day of Service (Sept. 12, 2014)
Photos on Facebook: Kentucky AmeriCorps 9/11 Day Service Project
On Sept. 12, Kentucky AmeriCorps members participated in a national service march, rally and swearing-in ceremony on the plaza of the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Before and after the ceremony, AmeriCorps members attended training workshops and engaged in networking activities.
CHFS Press Release: Kentuckians Pledge to Get Things Done through AmeriCorps; 450 Kentucky members take part in national pledge to launch service year (Sept. 12, 2014)
Photos on Facebook: Kentucky's AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Ceremony
Photos on Facebook: Kentucky's AmeriCorps 20th Celebration
WLKY News Coverage: 200 AmeriCorps members take pledge of service in downtown Louisville (Sept. 12, 2014)
WDRB News Coverage: Hundreds of Kentucky members sworn in to AmeriCorps (Sept. 12, 2014)
KyForward Article: Gena Bigler: Kentuckians’ generosity hard to measure but easy to see in AmeriCorps’ faces (Sept. 17, 2014)
Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed by Joe Bringardner: AmeriCorps: 20 years of service in Kentucky, across the nation (Sept. 8, 2014)
Governor Proclamation: AmeriCorps Day in Kentucky (Sept. 12, 2014)
CHFS Focus (pages 4-5): AmeriCorps: 20 Years of Service (Sept. 26, 2014)
Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Awards
KCCVS Newsletter - Fall 2014
Since the first class of AmeriCorps members began serving in 1994, more than 10,000 Kentuckians have served more than 16 million hours and qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $36.5 million.
||National Service impact in Kentucky
This map shows all national service locations in Kentucky, including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA. Members are making an impact in 104 Kentucky counties.