1. Alumni of the Month: Jeff Davis

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    Name: Jeff Davis AmeriCorps Member: 1999-2000, Project SCHOLARS Tutor at Kawana Elementary Current Position: Executive Director, California AfterSchool Network   Tell me about the California AfterSchool Network and the work you do there. The mission of the California AfterSchool Network (CAN) is to provide practitioners, advocates, and community members with the resources and...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Giving Back to the School that Shaped Me

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    Grecia and STEM Students working together. My name is Grecia Barboza, and I am a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) tutor at Shearer Elementary School. As a Shearer alumnus, it gives me great pride to give back to the school that helped shape me into who I am today....
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  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...