1. Great Stories from CalPREP

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      In the CalPREP AmeriCorps program, AmeriCorps members create a mentoring program that matches volunteer mentors 1:1 with students to increase the student’s college knowledge and readiness. All of our mentors walk through our college readiness-mentoring curriculum with their students – but that’s not all there is to a mentoring...
  2. Great Stories from VIP

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    Volunteers are some of the most passionate people in our communities. Our communities are continually changed through their service – and the volunteer’s lives are often changed for the better as well. As our VIP Fellows develop volunteer systems at their partner sites, they work to develop systems of feedback...
  3. AmeriCorps Service helps Students

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     CalSERVES has After School programs all across California. Programs in Los Angeles have been seeing a lot of progress with students. Students participate in STEM projects. An AmeriCorps members serving in LA, Didier Mejia, shared this observation about AmeriCorps  service and the students in the program: “One of the many...
  4. New CalSERVES VIP Blog

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    The Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), a part of CalSERVES, has a new blog! Check it out. You’ll be able to read about all the amazing work our AmeriCorps VIP Fellows are doing across the state of California. http://calservesvip.blogspot.com/
  5. VIP and Volunteers make a Big Impact in San Luis Obispo County

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    Wendy Lewis, the Associate Executive Director of the Food Bank Coalition The AmeriCorps VIP program has definitely proven not only beneficial, but necessary for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Spread between two warehouses, the Food Bank only comprises of 23 paid employees, otherwise we gratefully rely...
  6. Volunteers are VIP!

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    Lauren Serpa, CalSERVES VIP Leader CalSERVES AmeriCorps VIP fellow Steven Goings with volunteers from BSU at CSU Monterey Bay. The mission of the CalSERVES AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) is to increase the capacity of diverse non-profit and educational organizations to serve the highest-need children and families across the state....
  7. Calistoga Afterschool Programs Honor Community Volunteers: Americorps Promise Fellows in Action

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    Cherri Alcantara & Sonia Ayala, AmeriCorps PROMISE Fellows in Calistoga, CA Community volunteers are essential to our after school programs at Calistoga Elementary and Calistoga Junior Senior High Schools. Volunteers play various roles in order to support our students—they provide one-on-one tutoring, lead sports activities, lead a variety of clubs,...
  8. AmeriCorps Members Make A Difference

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    Kathleen Chosa, CalSERVES Program Coordinator  It’s hard to believe but we are already at the mid-point of the program year for most of our AmeriCorps members! Before we know it this program year will be done and we will be looking back at how our members measured up and the...
  9. A State Wide Training

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    Sara Sitch, Program Manager, CalSERVES The AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program and California’s PROMISE came together in mid-October for a statewide conference. Hosted at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, the training offered multiple tracks for members and supervisors. The conference kicked off on October 14, with keynote speaker Dr. Seth...