1. A New Found Family

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    A Mid-Year AmeriCorps Service Reflection By Michael DeVito, 2015-16 CalSERVES AmeriCorps Member   It baffles me that I have been working at Phillips Elementary for three months now. It seems as if September 15th was one month ago and I was just getting accustomed to my new position. I didn’t...
  2. I Did

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    A Beginning of AmeriCorps Service Reflection By Michael DeVito, 2015-16 CalSERVES AmeriCorps Member I never thought I would end up across the country working for a volunteer organization. I never would have thought that I would leave my home in New York and move to California for a year; a...
  3. 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...
  4. Supporting Seniors in CalPREP

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    Fontana High School has its first year of CalPREP SENIORS (the Juniors from the program in 2014-2015) and our goal this school year was to enhance the program by continuing to support those students throughout their Senior year. In the first three months of 12th grade, students are inundated with...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Take A Walk with CalSERVES

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    The Sonoma County Human Race always draws a crowd, and raises thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organizations each year. This year, like they have been doing for many years, CalSERVES joined with others in the community to run or walk the race. Those that walked in the race joined together...
  10. AmeriCorps Service is What You Make It

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    by Callie Wendell, CalSERVES AmeriCorps Middle School Content Lead A year ago this month I was graduating from a small liberal arts school in Central-South-East Pennsylvania. For the 6 months leading up to graduation I continuously got that same question that every soon-to-be college graduate dreads hearing: “So what are...