Corporation for National and Community Service
Aug 29

5 Ways To Celebrate AmeriCorps' 20 Years of Service

September 12 marks 20 years since President Clinton welcomed the first class of AmeriCorps – a program that connects Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.


Photo credit: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Foundation
Jan 20

A Young Leader’s Reflections on Mandela, MLK, and Service in South Africa

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, read how a 20-year-old City Year service leader is contributing to growing the tradition of youth service in South Africa.

Great Americans: Community Service Is at the Core of our Country's National Character

Sep 21, 2013

The idea of community service is as old as America itself. Older really. Benjamin Franklin helped form the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia in 1736, spawning a movement that continues to this day in communities throughout the country.

Shaping the Future of Public Service

Sep 21, 2013
On my first day at the Clinton School, I walked into the classroom at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and immediately started introducing myself. Students were from coast to coast in the United States and places as far away as Bhutan. This exciting moment highlighted one of the definitive strengths of the Clinton School: the diversity of the student body.