1. Finding Myself through Service

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    The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi  I graduated from Indiana University in 2004 with degrees in Political Science and Anthropology, a new boyfriend whom I believed I just might marry someday, and nary a clue as to what I...
  2. Wright Charter Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    –> 8th grade students share facts about MLK’s early life with the 4th graders When planning how to celebrate the life of MLK this year, it was a goal of mine that every staff member on our team would have the chance to participate in helping share his story. That...
  3. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    On Monday, January 20, 2014, as most of the country observed Martin Luther King Day with a day off, our dedicated CalSERVES AmeriCorps members had a Day ON. They participated in giving back to the community – cleaning up parks, planting gardens, and making a difference in the community around...
  4. Making a Difference: Sonoma County

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    This is the final post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  5. CalSERVES Makes a Difference: Taylor Mountain

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    This is the third post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  6. CalSERVES Makes a Difference:

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    This is the second post in a series of 4 in which we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs...
  7. CalSERVES Makes a Difference: RL Stevens

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    Over the next 4 days, we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs are hosted. There is work to do...
  8. Volunteer Success with AmeriCorps

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    A team of CalSERVES AmeriCorps members from across the After School, VIP, and CalPREP programs teamed up on Make A Difference Day, and partook in an eagerly anticipated milestone for one of our local nonprofit partners.  On this day, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa held the grand...
  9. Hundreds of CalSERVES AmeriCorps Members from Across California Gear Up for Our Annual Conference

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     In the last month, hundreds of AmeriCorps members across our Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), CalPREP, and After School programs have taken the first big step into their yearlong AmeriCorps pledge by immersing themselves in service. Our members serve in diverse capacities across California, from building capacity of nonprofits behind the...
  10. Celebrating 15 Years of Passion, Potential, and Power

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    On May 10, the CalSERVES family had the privilege of commemorating our 15 year anniversary at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa.  Over 100 current AmeriCorps members and staff, AmeriCorps alumni, and community supporters came to celebrate the program’s history and to welcome its future. The energy in the...