WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at the White House this week to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.
Clinton launched the first class of AmeriCorps members in September 1994.
AmeriCorps officials say Clinton and Obama will address hundreds of AmeriCorps members on the White House South Lawn as they are being sworn in for duty Friday.
The event will begin a year of national service for some 75,000 AmeriCorps members who have signed up to serve their country. It is one of dozens of pledge ceremonies being held Friday in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and several U.S. territories.
The agency says that, since 1994, more than 900,000 people have spent more than 1.2 billion hours volunteering on projects around the country.