WSC Awarded as 2015 Outstanding Service Program

Each year, the American Association of State Service Commissions recognizes the accomplishments and leadership of state commission staff, commissioners, service programs and friends of national service as part of its Innovation and Leadership Awards. Nominations are submitted by state service commissions across the country.

At an awards ceremony held in Virginia on September 16, the Washington Service Corps was announced as the 2015 Outstanding Service Program! Out of hundreds of AmeriCorps programs currently operating across the nation, it is of the highest honor to be chosen out of so many. The WSC was nominated by our state’s service commission, Serve Washington, stating “WSC is always willing to step up when needed and is often used as an example of an exemplary program within our state’s national service family.”

On September 23, Debbie Schuffenhauer, Serve Washington Executive Director, presented the award to WSC staff at their office in Lacey, since they weren’t able to attend the formal ceremony. Also in attendance were program staff from Serve Washington and Sandy Miller, Director of Employment Security’s Work Force & Career Development Division, of which the Washington Service Corps is a part of.

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Left to right: Kaira Esgate, Debbie Schuffenhauer, Aissa Canchola

Left to right: Kaira Esgate (America’s Service Commissions’ CEO), Debbie Schuffenhauer (Serve Washington Executive Director), Aissa Canchola (Legislative Aide, Office of Patty Murray) at ASC awards ceremony, September 16, 2015

 

Staff, Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps

Staff, Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps

 

Left to right: Eric Kindvall, Debbie Schuffenhauer, Sandy Miller, Debbie Aoki

Left to right: Eric Kindvall, Debbie Schuffenhauer, Sandy Miller, Debbie Aoki