1. A New Year as a CalPREP Fellow

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    Each school year holds the promise of new beginnings. My second year as a CalPREP Fellow has fulfilled this promise by offering new opportunities to grow as a leader and help broaden the reach of the CalPREP program. This year I have taken on the role of Sonoma County Local...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. A Valuable Volunteer

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    Volunteer Christina Strong works with students at Kawana Elementary. Kawana Elementary has been honored with an exceptionally devout volunteer in Christina Strong. Aspiring to become a teacher one day, Christina brings a steadfast approach to the CalSERVES after-school program. Her experience continues to be an important stepping-stone in moving forward...
  7. CalSERVES VIP Doing Great Things!

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    The CalSERVES Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) is doing amazing things throughout the state of California. To read more about this project and how they are impacting the State of California, visit the CalSERVES website, www.calserves.org and read more about CalSERVES VIP!
  8. Meadow View Volunteer Spotlight

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    This month Meadow View would like to shine the spotlight on siblings Alifonzo and Karina Sanchez. Both siblings have been dedicated volunteers since the beginning of the year and now have a solid fan base of mentors and students in after-school. Karina, who is a Kinder volunteer, likes working with...
  9. RL’s Irreplaceable Volunteers

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    This year, I have been consistently impressed with the volunteers at our RL Stevens CalSERVES program. They consistently have a great attitude, and are friendly with all of our kids. We regularly have volunteers stay after 6PM (when our program ends) in order to make sure the mentors have everything...
  10. Volunteers Make All the Difference

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    Christina, CalSERVES Volunteer at Wright This is my first year working with CalSERVES as a VIP Fellow. Coming into this position I knew that it was my responsibility to bring extra help into our classrooms. With this in mind, I worked under the assumption that people would come and go,...