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Im starting a Community Garden....YAY!!! part 1

By Charon Gaskins | posted Feb 09, 2022 | Comments: 0

I was thinking it would be cool to keep you guys posted on what I'm doing..cuz I'm so interesting!! ;)I've always wanted to start a community garden where people could come and plant fruits and veggies. So now I don't have any excuses, I have the plan spelled out for me. I've been able to locate...

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Moving the Crowd on MLK

By Katie Madsen | posted Feb 01, 2022 | Comments: 0

On MLK Day, I held an evening event with a fellow Ameri-Corps member, a Community Celebration. We spent so much time spreading the word; hanging up posters, going into local schools, contacting newspapers, as well as contacting other local non-profit organizations to tell them about our event and...

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AmeriCorps Alums Chapters And Alumni Step Up On MLK, Jr. Day

By Charon Gaskins | posted Jan 27, 2022 | Comments: 0

AmeriCorps Alums MLK, Jr. Day chapter and individual alumni grantees celebrated MLK, Jr. Day 2011 by making it a day on, and not a day off. Across the country, AmeriCorps Alums chapters focused primarily on environmental action related to energy savings and CO2 reduction. Through their combined...

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Snack and Learn

By Charon Gaskins | posted Dec 14, 2021 | Comments: 0

I had a project on Sat. with a talented group of 3rd and 4th students from an local school here in Atlanta. They said that they wanted to get involved in some type of service with elders. So I organized a bingo/holiday card making project. The kids really loved it and so did the elders. After...

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Spotlight Entry of the day- Diana Sanders

By Charon Gaskins | posted Nov 19, 2021 | Comments: 1

Columbia College, California I have been visiting the college and setting up a booth to represent our volunteer center. I have gotten a few sign ups and have been able to match one student to a non profit. Maybe the next time that I go up to the college, I could find students that want to start a...

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Spotlight of the Entry - Patty Clark

By Charon Gaskins | posted Nov 17, 2021 | Comments: 1

(I thought this was an amazing journal) Green Eggs and Ham, Sam I am? Remember the fun of Dr. Seuss? Provide entry level books for a guided literacy center to develop students into better readers. Hearst Elementary School is building a Guided Reading Center, where teachers can enhance instruction...

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New Mexico AmeriCorps Launch a BIG Success!

By Jamie Radenbaugh | posted Nov 09, 2021 | Comments: 1

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Taos, New Mexico hosted the state of New Mexico AmeriCorps Member Launch October 22-24th, 2010. It was a huge success with over 260 volunteers contributing to 15 service projects around the Taos community on Make a Difference Day.

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AmeriCorps Alumni Service Leader Feature: Rosa Moreno-Mahoney

By AmeriCorps Alums | posted Nov 04, 2021 | Comments: 1

Studies have shown that AmeriCorps alumni are more connected to their communities, more knowledgeable about problems facing their communities, and more likely to participate in community activities. They are also more likely to choose public service careers. In many cases, AmeriCorps serves as a...

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Community Literacy

By Nicky Tarchala | posted Nov 02, 2021 | Comments: 2

HandsOn Battle Creek is committed to promoting literacy in or community in partnership with the Community Literacy Collaborative.The mission of the Community Literacy Collaborative is to improve literacy from birth to adulthood. We are having a Holiday Book Drive at Barnes

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AmeriCorps Alumni Service Leader Feature: Sarita Hartz and Zion Project

By AmeriCorps Alums | posted Nov 02, 2021 | Comments: 1

Zion Project is a faith-based organization that runs holistic rehabilitation homes in Northern Uganda for both girl child soldiers and their children, and Congolese refugee women who are trying to escape prostitution. It was founded and is currently directed by AmeriCorps alum Sarita Hartz. Zion...

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