AmeriCorps in the Field: Implementation of the National and Community Service Trust Act in Nine Study States

by Linda Z. Jucovy; Thomas J. Smith

Jul 6, 2007
This report presents the results of P/PVs 30-month study of the implementation of AmeriCorps, the signature program of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. In particular, it documents the federal-state relationship, the role that states played, and the individual challenges and successes of various sites as they developed their programs. The report concludes that AmeriCorps was successful in rapidly implementing high-quality programs while attracting a diverse group of participants. In addition, it frames some broader recommendations for the future of national service.
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