January 5, 2010 11:28 AM

Commentary: The success of AmericCorp

When the national service program AmeriCorps was established in 1993, it had its share of harsh critics. There were those who felt it was simply a feel-good move by the Clinton administration. Sixteen years later, AmeriCorps is regarded as a huge success and is heralded by many nonprofit, city and state agencies as a crucial supplement to their usually underfunded and understaffed programs.

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