Friday
Sep 12
2014
Clinton Presidential Center

20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps

September 12, 2014 | 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Center
Great Hall
20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps
September 12, 2014
10 a.m- 12 p.m.
 
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., Program begins at 10 a.m.
Service project and reception to follow.
 
 
This year marks the 20th year since President Clinton inaugurated the first AmeriCorps class. The program connects Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation, and was founded one year after President Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.  Since its inception, more than 900,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving over one billion hours and improving communities across the country. 
 
As part of the 20th anniversary, the Center will host a celebration that includes remarks by Governor Mike Beebe and General Wesley K. Clark, (Ret.) and the swearing-in of new AmeriCorps members. This celebration will be held concurrently with the swearing-in ceremonies taking place in other states throughout the country, including one taking place at the White House. 
 
 
Please note that this event is free. However, reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information or to register for the event, email [email protected].
 
To watch the Little Rock ceremony live, click here.