Looking back, it was oh-so-appropriate that it all started under a circus-style big-top tent.

Soul Asylum played “Runaway Train”.

Winona Ryder looked gorgeous and had yet to be caught.

Monica Lewinsky was in college in Portland, Oregon, two years away from securing a prized internship.

The unlikely duo of Massachusetts liberal Ted Kennedy and Utah conservative Orrin Hatch had worked together to pass the bill.

It was 20 years ago this week that a wide-eyed 30-year old from Kansas stood under that tent on the South Lawn of the White House with D.C.’s powerful to celebrate the beginning of AmeriCorps…

 

YVC’s Founder and President David Battey contributed a story to the Huffington Post of his experience witnessing the signing of the AmeriCorps bill 20 years ago and seeing the impact AmeriCorps has had on YVC since then. Click through to read the rest.