1. Join the AmeriCorps Team!

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    CalSERVES recruitment is in high gear for the 2013-2014 school year! We have all kinds of positions (hands on with kids, leadership roles, volunteer programs), and different schedules (full-time or part-time). There are plenty of ways to be involved and serve the community! AmeriCorps Service Scholars Service Scholars serve part...
  2. AmeriCorps Service helps Students

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     CalSERVES has After School programs all across California. Programs in Los Angeles have been seeing a lot of progress with students. Students participate in STEM projects. An AmeriCorps members serving in LA, Didier Mejia, shared this observation about AmeriCorps  service and the students in the program: “One of the many...
  3. Time to Say Goodbye

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    It’s the end of the service year for the 2012-13 CalSERVES AmeriCorps Service Scholars. Our members are leaving the program with many fond memories, and have a few tips to share with next year’s Scholars.  Flexibility is key, say our graduating members, and they encourage our new staff to best...
  4. Wright Students Get Nutritious!

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     Every year, students within the CalSERVES program participate in what we call Nutrition Olympics. They spend the afternoon playing games designed to help them learn new facts about fruits, veggies and healthy lifestyle choices. This year, the students at Wright Charter got even more involved in the fun. During “Pepper...
  5. It is in Giving that We Receive

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     I came to the CalSERVES program as an AmeriCorps scholar with the intent to serve my community. Because I moved to Sonoma County straight out of high school, I wanted to be part of a localized movement and see what this place was really all about. Little did I know...
  6. All Are Welcome at Wright “The Farm”

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    An AmeriCorps member reads to a child as part of the CalSERVES program. If I’ve learned anything at CalSERVES, it’s how to be “inclusive.” Deriving, undoubtedly from the Tribes curriculum, it’s one of our favorite buzzwords. The word encourages not only students but also adults to make one another feel...
  7. Plenty of Reasons to Celebrate

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    We’re getting excited for our 15th Anniversary Celebration – just one week away! With a decade and a half under the CalSERVES belt, we’ve gone through a handful of name changes, have seen programs grow, change, and develop, and have watched our dedicated AmeriCorps and staff alumni move on to...
  8. CalSERVES Students learn to Go Green

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    During the week of April 15th, our STEM tutoring groups took part in a national week of Greening STEM. We partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation for resources, ideas, and support. The National Environmental Education Week  focuses on hands-on environmental education through enriched STEM projects. Several CalSERVES students were...
  9. 15 Years of CalSERVES Programs

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    CalSERVES is gearing up to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. That’s a lot of AmeriCorps members who have served in our programs. We would love to hear your stories of service! The first 10 people who share their stories through completing an online survey will recieve a FREE ticket to our...
  10. Literacy Tutoring Theme Week

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    Ms. Martin and students get in to the spirit of Spring! In March we had a Theme Week at R.L. Stevens Elementary and we incorporated Spring! Everyone  really got into the spirit. Ms. Martin is taught lyrics and showing off her dance moves with her second grade group. Not only...