1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Kathy Chosa Dedication Award

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    We are delighted to present the Kathy Chosa Dedication Award to Amanda Houlemard.  She is currently serving her 5th year with CalSERVES. In 1998, Kathy Chosa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with what has now become CalSERVES. After two consecutive years of service, Kathy brought her cadre of talents the...
  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. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    On Monday, January 20, 2014, as most of the country observed Martin Luther King Day with a day off, our dedicated CalSERVES AmeriCorps members had a Day ON. They participated in giving back to the community – cleaning up parks, planting gardens, and making a difference in the community around...
  9. Volunteer Success with AmeriCorps

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    A team of CalSERVES AmeriCorps members from across the After School, VIP, and CalPREP programs teamed up on Make A Difference Day, and partook in an eagerly anticipated milestone for one of our local nonprofit partners.  On this day, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa held the grand...
  10. 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...