1. 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...
  2. Alumni of the Month: Jeff Davis

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    Name: Jeff Davis AmeriCorps Member: 1999-2000, Project SCHOLARS Tutor at Kawana Elementary Current Position: Executive Director, California AfterSchool Network   Tell me about the California AfterSchool Network and the work you do there. The mission of the California AfterSchool Network (CAN) is to provide practitioners, advocates, and community members with the resources and...
  3. CalSERVES AmeriCorps In the News

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    A recent article in the Napa Valley Register highlights the AmeriCorps after school programs in Napa. Howard Yune reports: For nearly 4,000 county elementary and middle school students, education doesn’t stop with the ringing of the final classroom bell. Instead, tutoring, sports and after-school activities take over the classrooms and...
  4. Giving Back to the School that Shaped Me

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    Grecia and STEM Students working together. My name is Grecia Barboza, and I am a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) tutor at Shearer Elementary School. As a Shearer alumnus, it gives me great pride to give back to the school that helped shape me into who I am today....
  5. Wright Charter Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    –> 8th grade students share facts about MLK’s early life with the 4th graders When planning how to celebrate the life of MLK this year, it was a goal of mine that every staff member on our team would have the chance to participate in helping share his story. That...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Science is Cool!

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    My students were hiding their noses behind any piece of cloth available and making dramatic fanning motions when I realized I probably should have refrigerated the cabbage juice. It must be STEM theme week at R.L Stevens! Ms. Gold and her tutoring students  Let me back up. I was demonstrating...
  9. Bellevue Principal honors CalSERVES AmeriCorps Program

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    I can’t imagine my school without the CalSERVESAmeriCorps staff here–it would be too quiet, too boring, almost lifeless! The mentors are all over the school, all day long–we call them all mentors because they are role models for all the students in the myriad of positions they fill: as tutors,...
  10. 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...