Greening Pierce County

This quarter, I worked hard on the Tree Coupon Program, and Grit City Trees. Tree Coupons is a tree planting incentive for Pierce County residents. This season we end up distributing almost 2,500 coupons across the county. It ended up that 939 of these coupons were redeemed amounting to 1,817 trees being planted! We also […]

Empowering Youth

My name is Amanda, and I am an AmeriCorps program instructor serving with the YMCA Earth Service Corps in the Greater Seattle Area. In my service I help empower youth to make positive changes in their schools and communities through their environmental clubs. Our end of the year celebration and awards ceremony was a great […]

Fostering leadership

My name is Raena, and I serve as the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator for the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA). NSEA strives to recover salmon by engaging the community in restoration, education and stewardship. This spring season, I recruited, trained, and managed a team of ten interns that led over 600 volunteers in streamside restoration efforts […]

Learning to grow

My name is Erica and I am an AmeriCorps Service Member serving at The Farm at Franklin Pierce Schools in Midland through the Washington Service Corps. At the farm last year we grew more than 50,000 pounds of produce for the Franklin Pierce School District, local food banks, and other community participants of the Farm. […]

Reading with confidence

My name is Kallia and I am a returning WRC member serving at Madison Elementary in Olympia. I work with children who are in Kindergarten through 5th grade in small groups throughout the day. One of my small groups consists of a before school program. I have three students in my before school program. We […]

Recognizing inequity

My name is Lindsay and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Solid Ground in Seattle through the Washington Service Corps. As a Food and Garden Youth Educator, it is my job to teach food and nutrition classes at schools and community centers that serve food insecure children. Through the past four months of my […]

Healthy connections

My name is Tom, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving with WithinReach in Seattle. I help connect clients to resources such as Washington Apple Health (which is Washington State’s expanded Medicaid program for low-income people) and food resources (Basic Food). Many of the clients that I assist are immigrants. Immigrants also are almost 3 […]

Inspiring new environmentalism

The author Franklin Pierce Jones once said, “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have for instance.” Franklin must have worked with a child like Stevie. Since meeting Stevie in her classroom the week before her field trip, I knew that she would prove difficult to reach. Stevie had a big […]

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