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Happy 20th Anniversary AmeriCorps!

AmeriCorps is Celebrating 20 years of Service

On September 12th, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service members. Across the country today, thousands of people took the pledge to be AmeriCorps members. Since AmeriCorps' inception in 1994, 900,000 Americans have served in the program and have committed 1.2 billion hours of service.

In his remarks, President Obama noted how the event echoed "back to that day in 1994, when President Clinton swore in that first class of AmeriCorps members right here at the White House."

Check out our new Storify link for videos, photos tweets, and blogs, and relive the excitement on that historic day!

Welcome to Operation LINK

Operation LINK is a school-based S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) mentoring program for elementary and middle grades students from military families. Operation LINK is funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service. Mentors and mentees build relationships, learn communication skills, and solve engineering challenges as they explore the wonderful world of Robotics. This fun, hands-on, interactive approach to learning will prepare our youth for 21st Century experiences. Program participants include one hundred seventy-four AmeriCorps mentors providing mentoring services to approximately 1,000 military youth during the school day and on Saturdays. Our Mission is to ensure that military youth remain connected to their family, their school, their community and their deployed parent.

Our Goals

The goals of Operation LINK are to:

  • Improve academic performance and engagement in STEM coursework for students in elementary and middle grades. 
  • Increase the number of students on track to graduate ready for college and for careers in STEM fields, including those populations who typically participate at lower rates
  • Spark the imagination and interest of students to pursue STEM careers

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