The AmeriCorps Launch is traditionally held each fall to introduce a new class of AmeriCorps members embarking on a year of service to the commonwealth.
As part of the annual launch, new and returning AmeriCorps members receive training and participate in a swearing-in ceremony.
2015-16 Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch
Sept. 10, 2015: Service Project with Kids Against Hunger-Louisville and training (Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort)
Sept. 11, 2015: Service March and Swearing-in Ceremony (State Capitol Building, Frankfort)
For more information, contact Carrie or Shannon.
||2014-15 Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch
Kentucky's Celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
This year marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and Kentucky held a statewide celebration in downtown Louisville on Sept. 12, 2014, for AmeriCorps members and alumni serving in Kentucky.
Our launch celebration was a huge success. Visit our AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary page for news, photos and updates from Kentucky's events!
Visit our Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums page for information about the leadership awards and Kentucky's Alums chapter.
2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Regional Launch Events
AmeriCorps members engage in intense, direct service which sometimes can take an emotional and/or physical toll. This is why the KCCVS launch featured speakers discussing self care and the importance of a positive attitude with members at the AmeriCorps launch events. Based on feedback from participants at the two regional events held in October, these topics really struck a chord with members.
Debborah M. Arnold, executive director for the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board and Lt. Col. Tammy Hurst, deputy director of Human Resources for the Kentucky National Guard, spoke at both regional events. The Eastern launch was held at the Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park on Oct. 11, and the Western Launch was held at Rough River Dam State Resort Park on Oct. 18. Besides the sessions, members and program staff were led in a reaffirmation of the AmeriCorps pledge of service by KCCVS commissioners.
Visit the KCCVS Facebook page to see more photos from the Kentucky AmeriCorps regional launch events.
2012-13 Kentucky AmeriCorps Regional Launch Events
Read about the AmeriCorps Launch events in the Nov. 2012 KCCVS Newsletter.
2011-12 Kentucky AmeriCorps Member Conference
The 2011-12 Kentucky AmeriCorps Member Conference was held on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. The conference is the program year kickoff and training event traditionally known as the Launch.
Read about the conference in the Nov. 2011 KCCVS Newsletter.
Check out photos from the conference on the KCCVS Flickr website.