Member Spotlight: Sophie Trowbridge - Outreach Coordinator, New York Field Office (US Fish & Wildlife Service)Fish & WIldlife Service
November 11, 2018 | Sophie Trowbridge recently completed a year-long internship as the Outreach Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s New York Field Office, where she worked on a variety of projects focused on threatened or endangered species recovery, habitat restoration, and waterway accessibility and aquatic health for a variety of at risk species within New York State.
A 2.78 Million Dollar Grant and an Innovation HubVISTA
November 11, 2018 | Second term AmeriCorps VISTA, David Kilroy, received the honor of helping cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Kricker Innovation Hub at the Shawnee State University. The Innovation Hub will allow substantial growth to the city of Portsmouth and the surrounding community in the areas of technological literacy, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Putting Community Outreach to Work - Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument/Rivers & BirdsVISTA
November 11, 2018 | Jesse Furr isn’t messing around when it comes to talking about Rivers & Birds, his AmeriCorps VISTA host site in New Mexico. This small but mighty organization, with the help of a Stewards VISTA project, has strengthened and expanded its educational programming for years, but hopes to expand knowledge of their work in the local community.
9/11 Day of ServiceVISTA
November 11, 2018 | September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts, originally launched in 2002 that promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
Member Spotlight: Patrick Sutton, Historic Preservation Training CenterNPS Historic Preservation & Training Center
November 9, 2018 | Patrick Sutton was eager to learn new skills when he started the Veteran Trades Apprenticeship Program in February 2018, but says he was entirely inexperienced in historic preservation.
Do you have time? Ramblings from Zion National Park’s Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA)Community Volunteer Ambassadors
October 24, 2018 |It is impossible to fit all of our wants into a single day or week. We must prioritize, pick and choose. When I flounder with my sense of time as Zion’s CVA, I look toward two groups of people for inspiration: The volunteers of Zion National Park and the visitors of Zion National Park.
CVA Chris Martin Presented Local Service AwardACommunity Volunteer Ambassadors
October 9, 2018 | 2018 marked the first year of both the Kids in Kayaks and the AmeriCorps Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) programs at Fort Monroe National Monument (Virginia). CVA Chris Martin was tasked with improving a youth summer program from the year before using the park supply of kayaks to enhance the student experience.
Rachele Funk, CVA member at Grand Canyon National Park, meets Secretary Zinke at National Public Lands Day eventCommunity Volunteer Ambassadors
September 22, 2018 | CVA member Rachele Funk was able to meet Secretary Zinke for a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on September 22, 2018. Rachele was able to speak with Secretary Zinke directly about one of their volunteer groups.
Announcing Strategic Partnership with Harwood Institute for Public InnovationProfessional Development
September 13, 2018 | The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and the Stewards Individual Placement Program announced a strategic partnership to train AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA placements on how to better engage the communities in which they serve.
Source: Harwood Institute for Public InnovationVisit Article
CVA and Alternative Break Citizenship SchoolsCommunity Volunteer Ambassadors
August 17, 2018 | At Grand Canyon National Park, a big focus of my Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) position has been coordinating youth volunteers in the park. This allows me to work with over 100 college students that come between February and April during their spring break. These students, “alternative breakers”, are all part of a movement of positive social change through strong direct service.