AmeriCorps turns 20!
This Friday, September 12 AmeriCorps will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a nationwide pledge ceremony and volunteer events across the country. Four U.S. presidents, who each contributed to the development and advancement of AmeriCorps, will take part in the day’s events. Since 1994, more than 900,000 men and women have served in AmeriCorps, providing more than 1.2 billion hours of service addressing critical challenges from poverty and hunger to disasters and the dropout crisis. AmeriCorps members have earned more than $2.7 billion in education scholarships to pay for college or pay back student loans.