Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III will deliver the welcoming at AmeriCorps Opening Day on Friday, October 4. The event will start at 10 a.m. at the Clinton School of Public Service.
Additionally, there will be a 25th anniversary panel discussion on the impact of AmeriCorps with Rutherford, Sanford Tollette, and Billie Ann Myers.
Each year on AmeriCorps Opening Day, members from across the country are officially sworn in to their year of national service.
The AmeriCorps ceremony is being organized by City Year of Little Rock, Clinton School of Public Service and EngageAR-Arkansas Service Commission. The event will highlight the commitment and impact of AmeriCorps members and alums over the past 25 years, and showcase how AmeriCorps has grown through innovative public-private partnerships that meet critical community needs and expand opportunity for those who serve.
In communities across Arkansas, AmeriCorps members have a powerful impact on the most critical issues facing our communities. Whether improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members get things done.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.