Launching AmeriCorps

Thomas Smith
June 1, 1995

This report chronicles how states carried out the first year implementation of AmeriCorps, the signature component of the 1993 National and Community Service Trust Act. The chronicle, in turn, is part of a lager study being undertaken by Public/Private Ventures., which addresses a broader issue: the effectiveness of the 1993 Act in creating or expanding national service activities in the U.S, particularly the role states play in that process.