1. Alumni of the Month: Candace Bergquist

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    Name: Candace Bergquist AmeriCorps Member: 1998-2000, AmeriCorps VISTA at RL Stevens Elementary Current Positions: I am a Librarian at the Highland City Library, and also Director of Princess Festival – an educational program for children to realize they can be the best they can be. In addition, I am Secretary for Lifting Hearts, a...
  2. 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...
  3. Alumni of the Month: Jerry Noviello

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    Name: Jerry Noviello AmeriCorps Member: 2006-2008 Year 1: AmeriCorps VISTA in Pennsylvania Year 2: CalSERVES Tutoring Team Leader at Wright Elementary Current Occupation: Program Manager for the State of Washington, Traffic Safety Commission. I manage and oversee state and federal grants as well as 17 local traffic coordinators doing work...
  4. Alumni of the Month: Chris Rogers

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    Name: Chris Rogers AmeriCorps Member: 2013-2015, AmeriCorps VIP Statewide and Local Leader How did you decide to join AmeriCorps, and CalSERVES? I was working in a corporate job in San Diego, but I wanted a change. My wife and I moved up to Humboldt, and I was looking for a...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...