• Description

In response to the passage of the National and Community Service Trust Act in 1993, state-level Commissions were created to direct federal funds to local service programs, monitor program progress and quality, and to determine the content and direction of service activity across their states. This report builds on a 30-month study of the implementation of AmeriCorps, the signature component of the 1993 Act, and describes what states and their Commissions are doing to realize the promise that service holds, while fulfilling their legislated mandate.