Progress for Communities
During the Clinton administration, nearly 200,000 AmeriCorps members served our nation by building homes, responding to natural disasters, helping to make our streets safer, and tutoring in schools. In addition, nearly 500,000 senior citizens provided community service through the Senior Corps. America Reads volunteers tutored nearly one million children and helped them improve their reading abilities.
AmeriCorps' first class of 20,000 in 1994 has since grown to over 200,000 AmeriCorps members and volunteers in 2023. After the Clinton Presidency, AmeriCorps continued to serve our nation during the devastations of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, economic downturn, the opioid crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.