1. 2014 Human Race

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    The 2014 Human Race has come and gone and CalSERVES is proud to say that we have done an amazing job fundraising this year! Our yearly goal as an organization is $15,000. This year, we were able to surpass our goal and raise $17,036.89! Our school sites were on a...
  2. Time to Say Goodbye

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    It’s the end of the service year for the 2012-13 CalSERVES AmeriCorps Service Scholars. Our members are leaving the program with many fond memories, and have a few tips to share with next year’s Scholars.  Flexibility is key, say our graduating members, and they encourage our new staff to best...
  3. Literacy Tutoring Theme Week

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    Ms. Martin and students get in to the spirit of Spring! In March we had a Theme Week at R.L. Stevens Elementary and we incorporated Spring! Everyone  really got into the spirit. Ms. Martin is taught lyrics and showing off her dance moves with her second grade group. Not only...
  4. Kindergarten Superstars

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    For kindergarteners, their first school experience is a time of intense learning, and there are some that need a little extra help to master the curriculum. Kindergarten is a huge foundation and starting point for every student going into the academic K-12 institution and it’s crucial that a student is...
  5. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

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    While the motto “Passion. Potential. Power” may be emblazoned on our t-shirts, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” is the dictum to which I truly subscribe. Reading is the foundation of building knowledge, and the...
  6. Go and Tutor!

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    Jerry Noviello, CalSERVES Program Coordinator Tutoring has begun! This is my favorite time of the year!! I can feel the energy from the excitement and curiousness and nervousness that’s mixing in the air at all of our school sites. It is a wonderful time when AmeriCorps Mentors are introduced to...
  7. Thoughts from Meadow View as Programs Start

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    August 31, 2011We have just finished organizing the bookshelves for the hundredth time, or so it feels. The room is starting to come together and look like a usable place. The energy level is rising as we come closer to getting students with us. It’s exciting and we are all...
  8. 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...
  9. Need to Read-a-Thon!

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    Amy Holter, AmeriCorps VIP at RL Stevens Elementary Sonoma County District Supervisor Efren Carrillo encourages students to read. Learn to read, so you can read to learn. That was the message sent by District Supervisor, Efren Carrillo, when he addressed 80 students at the CalSERVES Need to Read Festival on...