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AmeriCorps Launch


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.

       

2014-15 Kentucky AmeriCorps Launch

On Sept. 12, 2014, Kentucky AmeriCorps members will participate in simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members across the nation in honor of the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary. The event will feature a "sworn-in again" component for AmeriCorps alums who can recommit their pledge.

Stay tuned for more information!

2013-14 Kentucky AmeriCorps Regional Launch Events

Member at LaunchAmeriCorps 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 mid-October, these topics really struck a chord with members.

Debborah M. Arnold, executive director for the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board and Lieutenant Colonel 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.

Member taking the AmeriCorps pledge

During the 2013-14 AmeriCorps program year, which began in September, 480 members will serve in 12 programs across the commonwealth. Services provided by the current Kentucky programs include combatting homelessness, tutoring at-risk students, assisting elderly, providing drug abuse resistance education, training for disaster preparedness, building capacity in nonprofits, empowering survivors of domestic violence, improving financial literacy, encouraging post-secondary education, teaching civic engagement and recruiting community volunteers.

Visit the KCCVS Facebook page to see more photos from the Kentucky AmeriCorps Regional Launch events.

2012-13 Kentucky AmeriCorps Regional Launch Events

Members pledging

Read about the AmeriCorps Launch events in the Nov. 2012 KCCVS Newsletter.

2011-12 Kentucky AmeriCorps Member Conference

KCCVS Executive Director Eileen Cackowski watching the 2011-12 Kentucky AmeriCorps members marching up the steps of the State Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.

The 2011-12 Kentucky AmeriCorps Member Conference was held on Nov. 2-3 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.

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