In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, two Idaho State University AmeriCorps Programs, Idaho Community HealthCorps (funded through the National Association of Community Health Centers) and Idaho Health Care for Children and Families (funded through Serve Idaho) will have a statewide swearing-in ceremony for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps members in Pocatello as follows:
Friday, September 19, 2014
2:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
ISU Eli Oboler Library, 850 So. 9th Avenue
Distance Learning Classroom Room B03A
Broadcasting to Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, and Moscow.
Building up to this event, on Thursday, September 11, in honor of 9/11, five AmeriCorps members served at a booth in the Pocatello Fred Meyer where they collected toys and craft items for 34 “Family Hero Packs” to give to children of Idaho military families (photos attached).
Additionally, nationwide a simultaneous swearing-in of AmeriCorps members in every state and territory, on the same day, at the same time, took place to replicate the first swearing-in ceremony done on September 12, 1994.
As we celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps service, we are encouraged that there is a growing recognition from Members of Congress, Governors, and Mayors of both parties that national service is an essential strategy to address critical problems. On September 19, 2014, ISU’s AmeriCorps members will participate in the swearing-in ceremony and begin their AmeriCorps service with the pledge to “Get Things Done”.