1. 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...
  2. A Valuable Volunteer

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    Volunteer Christina Strong works with students at Kawana Elementary. Kawana Elementary has been honored with an exceptionally devout volunteer in Christina Strong. Aspiring to become a teacher one day, Christina brings a steadfast approach to the CalSERVES after-school program. Her experience continues to be an important stepping-stone in moving forward...
  3. Meet the Team Leaders: Rebecca Dunckley

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    Rebecca Dunckley, CalSERVES Team Leader at Kawana Elementary A local to the North Bay area and with first-hand experience on how after school programs can change a child’s life, Rebecca Dunckley is the Team Leader at Kawana Elementary School. This is Rebecca’s third year working for the CalSERVES program and...
  4. Kids Love Dogs

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    Sadie and three of her biggest fans. These brothers all received awards at our fitness assembly this week and they asked for Sadie to be included in their picture. Bringing your dog to work every day may seems a little unconventional to some, but for me, it’ a dream come...
  5. Healthy Food for Families

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    Fresh produce from the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Every Friday I go to the food bank and get hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables to give out to the families. This past Friday I got over 600 pounds of produce. I picked up 150 boxes of strawberries (1 per...
  6. Fitness Fun! – Yoga Lessons at Kawana Elementary School

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    Sally McLeod, AmeriCorps Mentor at Kawana Elementary  3rd Graders doing Yoga at Kawana Elementary As a mentor and specialist at Kawana Elementary, it’s not always easy coming up with fun and innovative lesson plans. In my search for something fun and unique, I decided to take a look at previous...
  7. Reclaiming the Kawana Garden

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    Katherine Brooks, Supervising Teacher at Kawana Elementary Since November, the CalSERVES crew at Kawana Elementary School have been working hard to get their school garden back into shape. Luckily, we have many enthusiastic supporters: students, parents, school staff, and other community members that all want to see the garden in...
  8. Volunteering with CalSERVES at Kawana Elementary School

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    Christine Mendoza, CalSERVES Volunteer at Kawana Elementary Christine Mendoza, CalSERVES Volunteer, tutors Luis, a 5th Grade student at Kawana Elementary School. I went into volunteering at CalServes with the belief that this was going to be a short-term work-like relationship with the organization. The main reason I chose to volunteer...
  9. Kindness Counts!

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    Every Wednesday, After School students at Kawana Elementary School engage in lessons called “Kindness Counts”, which focus on helping their community and the world around them. Throughout the year, Promise Fellow Katie Brooks has put together many lessons, some which allowed students to send warm wishes to the elderly, and...