1. Hundreds of CalSERVES AmeriCorps Members from Across California Gear Up for Our Annual Conference

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     In the last month, hundreds of AmeriCorps members across our Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), CalPREP, and After School programs have taken the first big step into their yearlong AmeriCorps pledge by immersing themselves in service. Our members serve in diverse capacities across California, from building capacity of nonprofits behind the...
  2. Destination: After School

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    Shannon Irish and Katie Gill, CalSERVES AmeriCorps Content Leaders, with their prizes from the After School Conference “Twenty years from now, the kids you currently serve won’t remember much of what you said to them, but they’ll all recall how you made them feel.” These were just some of the...
  3. CalSERVES Welcomes the 2011-2012 Team!

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    The new year has begun, and with it came 135 AmeriCorps members from across the nation. CalSERVES staff are happy to welcome everyone, including those members who are returning for a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year! The first day of training, everyone was inspired and jazzed to go! Engaged, and...
  4. A Successful School of Rock!

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    Katie O’Looney-McCormick, CalSERVES Supervising Teacher at Wright Charter Every year the team leaders of CalSERVES take on the role of facilitator and create a conference for the mentors. The conference provides training for mentors where they need additional support as well as an opportunity for team leader’s to gain experience...
  5. New On-line Trainings for Inclusion

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    Emily Mann, CalSERVES Program Coordinator This year, CalSERVES’ After School Inclusion Project launched it’s new on-line training series. This exciting use of technology allows after school staff from all across the state to attend trainings – something that was impossible before. The trainings focus on making connections with people in...
  6. AmeriCorps Members are Getting Things Done!

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    Emily Mann, CalSERVES Program Coordinator On the hottest day of the Summer, 40 AmeriCorps members got together to learn about their community and make a difference. Working with the City of Santa Rosa, they walked down to Colgan Creek (near Kawana Elementary School) and cleaned the area.  With the sun...
  7. CalSERVES Full Time AmeriCorps members begin!

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    On August 23rd, 28 full time AmeriCorps members joined us from all over the country for a Welcome / AmeriCorps 101 Training at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa. Throughout the 6 hour training, members learned about the history of service in our nation, specifically AmeriCorps and CalSERVES. We discussed...
  8. 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...
  9. School of Rock

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    Annette Zucconi, Program Coordinator for CalSERVES They came in mass, 120 strong, on an unseasonably beautiful January morning like a tidal wave of gray AmeriCorps shirts. Instead of sleeping in, our dedicated service members, representing 8 school sites, converged on the Chop’s Teen Center in Santa Rosa to enjoy a...