1. A New Year as a CalPREP Fellow

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    Each school year holds the promise of new beginnings. My second year as a CalPREP Fellow has fulfilled this promise by offering new opportunities to grow as a leader and help broaden the reach of the CalPREP program. This year I have taken on the role of Sonoma County Local...
  2. Flag Football at Meadow View Elementary

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    Its no surprise that futbol (soccer) is a favorite with our kids at Meadow View. We encourage the children to try out new sports that they do not necessarily know very well. For our first intramural, we decided to introduce a different type of football- flag football. The kids started...
  3. A Vision Towards the Future

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    I decided to join VIP again because I wanted to be an inspiration for my future son. For once in my life I was no longer wondering what it was that I wanted to do next.  My career path has changed about as often as the weather, and the VIP program...
  4. CalPREP is Back!

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    CalPREP is back for a second year! CalPREP Fellows across the state are getting settled into their roles and sites, recruiting volunteer mentors to work with students one-on-one, focusing on college and career readiness. We started off strong with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of AmeriCorps, when CalPREP Fellows and other...
  5. Make a Difference Day 2014

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    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Check out our webpage for Make a Difference Day 2014 to learn about the projects we have going on for this AmeriCorps National Day of Service and see how YOU can help us Make a Difference this year. You can also connect with other projects happening...
  6. Great Stories from CalPREP

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      In the CalPREP AmeriCorps program, AmeriCorps members create a mentoring program that matches volunteer mentors 1:1 with students to increase the student’s college knowledge and readiness. All of our mentors walk through our college readiness-mentoring curriculum with their students – but that’s not all there is to a mentoring...
  7. Celebrating the Earth in After School

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    CalSERVES After School at Meadow View Elementary celebrated Earth Day by planting a California Redwood tree (scientific name Sequoia Sempervirens).  We choose to work specifically with our 3rd grade class because they would be at our school long enough to watch its impressive growth. We stretched this activity into two...
  8. Great Stories from VIP

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    Volunteers are some of the most passionate people in our communities. Our communities are continually changed through their service – and the volunteer’s lives are often changed for the better as well. As our VIP Fellows develop volunteer systems at their partner sites, they work to develop systems of feedback...
  9. Making Butter: a Healthy Behaviors Lesson

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    At Thomas Page Academy, our healthy behaviors tutoring group was learning about milk fat. To illustrate how butter is made, our healthy behavior tutor Danielle Stewart had our students make butter using heavy whipping cream. Here Ms. Danielle was assisting a student pouring the heavy whipping cream into the jar....
  10. 2014 Human Race

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    The 2014 Human Race has come and gone and CalSERVES is proud to say that we have done an amazing job fundraising this year! Our yearly goal as an organization is $15,000. This year, we were able to surpass our goal and raise $17,036.89! Our school sites were on a...