“I will get things done for America
to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.”
-- The AmeriCorps Oath
Whether improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members are getting things done.
Since its inception, more than 820,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than 1 billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans.
On Sept. 20, 2013, CNCS kicked off our celebration of the extraordinary impact of AmeriCorps and its 20 years of serving America. Through events, stories, and service projects, we will recognize the contributions and commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums in strengthening our communities and country through national service.
The 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps will recognize the important moments in AmeriCorps history. But it will also look forward to the exciting future that lies ahead. It will demonstrate how AmeriCorps is a smart and cost-effective investment. It will tell the story of AmeriCorps impact on communities and those who serve. And it will lay the groundwork for expanding opportunities for Americans to serve their communities.
With a strong network of programs, a clear focus on impact, momentum from a new Presidential Task Force, and the energy and ingenuity of Americans eager to serve, AmeriCorps is poised for even greater impact in its next 20 years.
This website will be the online home of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary. Get started by learning about our history, checking out our AmeriCorps 20 resource center, and joining us on social media. And come back often as we will be adding features throughout the year.
- 20th Anniversary event photo gallery
- Clinton Foundation Blog: AmeriCorps at 20: Building on a Legacy of Service
- Huffington Post: AmeriCorps: Capturing a Renewable Resource for Good