1. A New Found Family

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    A Mid-Year AmeriCorps Service Reflection By Michael DeVito, 2015-16 CalSERVES AmeriCorps Member   It baffles me that I have been working at Phillips Elementary for three months now. It seems as if September 15th was one month ago and I was just getting accustomed to my new position. I didn’t...
  2. Alumni of the Month: Candace Bergquist

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    Name: Candace Bergquist AmeriCorps Member: 1998-2000, AmeriCorps VISTA at RL Stevens Elementary Current Positions: I am a Librarian at the Highland City Library, and also Director of Princess Festival – an educational program for children to realize they can be the best they can be. In addition, I am Secretary for Lifting Hearts, a...
  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. 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...
  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. True Life: I serve in AmeriCorps

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    By: Devin Lamb, AmeriCorps VIP fellow I’ve always loved to learn, so after high school it was a no brainer for me to enroll in college. I was determined, energetic, and passionate about my studies. I finished with honors and received my bachelor’s degree, but like many college graduates still...
  7. A Vision Towards the Future

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    I decided to join VIP again because I wanted to be an inspiration for my future son. For once in my life I was no longer wondering what it was that I wanted to do next.  My career path has changed about as often as the weather, and the VIP program...
  8. Make a Difference Day 2014

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    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Check out our webpage for Make a Difference Day 2014 to learn about the projects we have going on for this AmeriCorps National Day of Service and see how YOU can help us Make a Difference this year. You can also connect with other projects happening...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...