For all my AmeriCorps alums!
A special welcome and thank you message from Michelle Obama!
Joe Scarsborough and another anchor from MSNBC
Actor Hank Azaria made an appearance!
Special performance by PS22
New York Mayor Bloomberg
After the Opening Plenary, we had a workshop and some free time. Then in the evening, we went back to Radio City Music Hall for an inspirational session called "Here's To You!" Here are a few highlights:
John Oliver (from the Daily Show) was our host/MC
Performances from three Broadway shows, including
West Side Story, In The Heights, and Million Dollar Quartet
Awards presentations to volunteers - Presenters included
Barbara Bush, Jason Carter (Jimmy Carter's grandson),
comedian Mo Rocca, and NY Jets QB Erik Ainge
Overall, it was an inspiring and rewarding first day of the conference!