1. Alumni of the Month: Callen Kurpinsky

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    Name: Callen Kurpinsky AmeriCorps Member: 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 Year 1, Part-time Project SCHOLARS Tutor Year 2, Promise Fellow Leader Current Occupation: Program Specialist for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. As a program specialist I work with States, Tribes, and Territories providing technical...
  2. Take A Walk with CalSERVES

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    The Sonoma County Human Race always draws a crowd, and raises thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organizations each year. This year, like they have been doing for many years, CalSERVES joined with others in the community to run or walk the race. Those that walked in the race joined together...
  3. AmeriCorps Service is What You Make It

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    by Callie Wendell, CalSERVES AmeriCorps Middle School Content Lead A year ago this month I was graduating from a small liberal arts school in Central-South-East Pennsylvania. For the 6 months leading up to graduation I continuously got that same question that every soon-to-be college graduate dreads hearing: “So what are...
  4. Alumni of the Month: Amy Porter

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    Name: Amy Porter AmeriCorps Member: 2006-2008 Year 1, Full-time mentor with CalSERVES Year 2, Leadership Team, Promise Fellow Current Occupation: Program Officer with Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps, the State Commission for AmeriCorps. What led you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps right out of college. I was a Philosophy major who...
  5. True Life: I serve in AmeriCorps

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    By: Devin Lamb, AmeriCorps VIP fellow I’ve always loved to learn, so after high school it was a no brainer for me to enroll in college. I was determined, energetic, and passionate about my studies. I finished with honors and received my bachelor’s degree, but like many college graduates still...
  6. AmeriCorps National Service Days in Napa

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    by Savana de Lugo, AmeriCorps Regional Leader Cesar Chavez Day was observed on March 28, 2015, and for this particular service day our AmeriCorps members focused on working with the Napa Farm Workers Housing at the River Ranch and Calistoga locations. It was an honor working with these locations and...
  7. Celebrating Cesar Chavez – Wellness for All

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    by Emily Mann, CalSERVES AmeriCorps Member 2003-2005 Springtime at CalSERVES always means the Cesar Chavez Health Fair! We’ve been celebrating Cesar Chavez Day with a community health fair since 2000 – and every year is an amazing event! This year, join us at Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa on...
  8. CalSERVES AmeriCorps In the News

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    A recent article in the Napa Valley Register highlights the AmeriCorps after school programs in Napa. Howard Yune reports: For nearly 4,000 county elementary and middle school students, education doesn’t stop with the ringing of the final classroom bell. Instead, tutoring, sports and after-school activities take over the classrooms and...
  9. Kathy Chosa Dedication Award

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    We are delighted to present the Kathy Chosa Dedication Award to Amanda Houlemard.  She is currently serving her 5th year with CalSERVES. In 1998, Kathy Chosa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with what has now become CalSERVES. After two consecutive years of service, Kathy brought her cadre of talents the...