California Volunteers Press Kit

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Event - Press Kit

Every day in communities across America, AmeriCorps members are making a powerful impact on the most critical issues facing our nation. Since its inception, more than 820,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. Leading the nation, California AmeriCorps members total more than 116,000 members served since 1994, reaching nearly 143 million hours served and earning more than $331 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards.

On September 12, 2014 CaliforniaVolunteers will recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums, and highlight the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps has made for 20 years. California's 20th Anniversary Celebration will recognize important moments and individuals in AmeriCorps' history. Join us to help launch a future platform for growing service in the Golden State.

Press Kit Table of Contents: 

1. Event Information: the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary event is taking place on Friday, September 12 beginning at 10:00am at the Presidio Institute in San Francisco. This event will feature VIP speakers and the swearing-in of 1,000 AmeriCorps members.

2. Media Advisory

3. Media Maps/Parking Information

4. Visuals
  • Swearing-in ceremony of 1,000 AmeriCorps members at 10:45 a.m.
  • Visual photographic pillars with AmeriCorps impact statistics.
  • Four service projects showing AmeriCorps members in action doing service at 1:00 p.m.
  • Interview opportunities with VIPS, AmeriCorps members and Alums.
  • Great on-location, remote shots with view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
5. Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps Turns 20 Video

(Corporation for National and Community Service is the Federal funder of the AmeriCorps program.)
Please contact Samantha Jo Warfield at the Corporation for National and Community Service for permission for use.
Phone: (202) 606-6775
Email: sjwarfield@cns.gov


6. CaliforniaVolunteers AmeriCorps Rhythm of Service Video

(CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that administers Federal AmeriCorps grants.)


7. Corporation for National and Community Service Photos

8. CaliforniaVolunteers Photos

9. AmeriCorps Fact Sheet


10. CaliforniaVolunteers Fact Sheet

11. AmeriCorps Milestones


12. Award Winners' Biographies


Service Trailblazers
Hoffman Prize Winner
  • Recognizes an exceptional California business executive who demonstrates outstanding and impactful work fostering volunteerism in his or her local community, the State of California, the nation, and the globe.

2014 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
  • Honors an outstanding Californian whose volunteer service is exemplary and inspirational.

Catherine Milton California AmeriCorps Member of the Year Award Winner

Dayna Long, AmeriCorps Alums 20th Anniversary National and Local Leadership Award Winner

Kevin Miller, AmeriCorps Alums 20th Anniversary National and Local Leadership Award Winner

Roger Wong, AmeriCorps Alums 20th Anniversary National Leadership Award Winner

13. VIP Biographies

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Karen Baker
Jeff Hoffman
Rita Holiday
Janet Lamkin
Kathy McKim
Craig Middleton
Catherine Milton


14. Service Project Information


Education Service Projects, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Environment Service Projects, sponsored by HP
Homeless Veterans Comfort Kits Assembly, sponsored by Bank of America
Drought Toolkit Assembly, sponsored by Blue Shield


15. Sponsorship Information


16. Event Webcast

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Celebration (HD Video)

Governor Jerry Brown's Remarks
Karen Baker's Remarks
Rita Holiday's Remarks
Lou Diamond Phillips' Remarks
Angela de los Santos' Remarks
Janet Lamkin's Remarks
Governor Brown's Swearing In
Video Played at Event


17. Photos from September 12, 2014 event


California AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Event
California AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary VIP Breakfast


18. Important Contacts

Media Inquiries Contact for CaliforniaVolunteers and/or Event Information:
Press Office
Desk: 916-322-1431
Email: PressOffice@californiavolunteers.ca.gov