1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Meet the Team Leaders: Sara Craige

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    Sara Craige, CalSERVES Team Leader at Bellevue Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sara Craige is the Team Leader at Bellevue Elementary School and this is her second year working in the CalSERVES program. She graduated in 2011 from Penn State University with a degree in Elementary Education and applied to CalSERVES...
  4. Make a Difference Day Part 1: Bellevue School

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    Make a Difference Day, October 27th, 2012, saw some amazing projects around the CalSERVES school sites as AmeriCorps members joined together to provide a day of service. What follows is the first post in series of 3 outlining the projects competed by CalSERVES AmeriCorps members. Each post is written by...
  5. Ms. Y’s Secret Blog: A Tribute from the Bellevue Team

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    The Bellevue Elementary CalSERVES Team The Bellevue Elementary CalSERVES Team wanted to take a minute to appreciate Yesenia Salas-Chavira, their Site Supervisor. What follows are quotes from team members expressing appreciation for her leadership. Ms. Y, as she is known at Bellevue School, has been serving with the CalSERVES programs...
  6. Getting Geared up for Make a Difference Day

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     After a successful day Bellevue team takes a moment to document and capture the day.  With the help of CalSERVES’s Classroom Leaders, AmeriCorps Service Scholars and staff, students and families at Bellevue Elementary are getting ready to make a difference on October, 27th. For the past several days, CalSERVES Classroom...
  7. Off to a Great Start at Bellevue!

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    AmeriCorps Service Scholars make their formal introduction to all of the students in the After School Program. The CalSERVES After School Program is up and running. Classroom leaders have been doing a fantastic job taking attendance, running physical activity centers, leading literacy and math lessons and supporting their students with...
  8. Meet the Bellevue Full-Time Mentors!

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    2011-2012 Bellevue Team The early start-up program has been very productive. Our 2nd grade students like our program, especially students who attended our After School Program last year. My favorite part of our schedule is helping kids with their homework because everyone gets to complete their assignment. –Full-Time AmeriCorps mentor,...
  9. Programs get Started at Bellevue

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    Yesenia Salas-Chavira, Supervising Teacher at Bellevue Elementary The Full-time AmeriCorps Leaders at Bellevue. From L-R, Julianna Whittaker, Katie Berg, and Sara Craige Program Start-Up this year has been filled with excitement and anxiety! The majority of my team are new to CalSERVES and they have brought so much sunshine to...
  10. Nutrition Olympics in the Rain

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    Bellevue Elementary School Our wonderful day of Nutritional Olympics, a day filled with physical activities that concurrently educate our students about healthy choices, almost came to a screeching halt when it began to pour down rain. Nevertheless, our Bellevue Bulldog crew came together to figure out a quick solution. We...