By Susan Stroud, Founder & Executive Director, Innovations in Civic Participation
As many of you know, September 21st will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps. It is the date that President Bill Clinton signed into law the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, which created the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps, to mobilize Americans into service. And less than one year later, on September 12, 1994, the first class of AmeriCorps members took their oath at a White House event hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton.
The Corporation is kicking off a year-long celebration of this anniversary in late September, but a group of us are planning a Corporation celebration party at the Omni Shoreham for the evening of September 19th, to take advantage of the fact that many of our friends and colleagues will be in DC for the AmeriCorps Grantee Symposium (September 18-20). Individuals who have been associated with all of the Corporation’s programs and have any affiliation with the Corporation are invited to join in the celebration.
We hope will share the word about the Reunion to folks in your networks who might be interested. And stay tuned for more information, including a site where people can register and an email invitation that can be shared far and wide. To add names to the invitation list, please contact Susan Stroud at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include email address and phone number).
20th Anniversary of Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps Reunion Planning team