1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 15 Years of CalSERVES Programs

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    CalSERVES is gearing up to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. That’s a lot of AmeriCorps members who have served in our programs. We would love to hear your stories of service! The first 10 people who share their stories through completing an online survey will recieve a FREE ticket to our...
  4. Happy Holidays from the CalSERVES AmeriCorps Leaders!

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    CalSERVES Leaders (Adapted from Clement Clark Moore’s “Twas the Night before Christmas.”) Twas the night before Winter Break, when all through CalSERVES,Not a creature was stirring, not even a nerve.The schools were all picked up and cleaned with care,In hopes that after break was over, they would still be there....
  5. Making Sure Our Students Voices are Heard!

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    Coming in as a second year Team Leader at Wright Charter, I had thought a lot about how to make the 2011-2012 school year even better than the previous academic year. I knew that my best brainstorming came through collaboration. If I could find out students needs, wants and grand...