Imagine you are in a forest grove underneath a tunnel of intertwining branches. The afternoon light is trickling in through the leaves, highlighting the forest bed—if this autumn had been any wetter, this clearing could in fact be a stream. Now, insert children’s laughter, tables full of art supplies, cut-out paper salmon, and an atmosphere […]

Food for thought

My name is Anya and I am an AmeriCorps program coordinator serving with the University District Food Bank in Seattle through Washington Service Corps. I coordinate two programs through the University District Food Bank, the first is the home delivery program and the second is the Packs for Kids program. In this story of service […]

Introduction to conservation

My name is Abby and I am the Education and Community Engagement AmeriCorps member at the Skagit Land Trust in Mount Vernon, WA. In this position I plan and lead activities for youth in Skagit Land Trust’s Conservation Classrooms. Throughout my service so far I have worked with several youth groups out on the land. […]

Cultural connections

My name is Mamata (Mamta), and I’m one of the AmeriCorps Employment Specialist serving at World Relief Seattle through the Washington Service Corps helping the most valuable individual’s coming from around the world with only one hope which is ‘Peace and Protection’. These individuals go through what we know as culture shock, from food, a […]

Reducing food waste

My name is Katherine and I am an AmeriCorps Service Member serving with the Pierce Conservation District in Puyallup through the Washington Service Corps.In my position, I work with the Harvest Pierce County Gleaning Project to harvest produce that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it to food banks. Since the start of my […]

Restoring urban forests

Forterra is an environmental non-profit that secures keystone lands with the goal of creating a sustainable future for all. I, Fate, am an Americorps member and stewardship associate who facilitates volunteer events, restores urban forests and riparian areas, and monitors lands across the Puget Sound. For the past season, I have mainly been working with […]

Helping others give back

My name is Anthony and I’m a proud AmeriCorps Member for the Pipeline Project at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle where we are a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the UW with educational and service opportunities in local and regional schools and community organizations through tutoring and mentoring! I assist with […]

Vital species

My name is Kassie and I am an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator at the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group in Belfair, Washington.  During my service, I have revamped old and outdated educational games, spent time with boy and girl scout groups, and started our Salmon in the Classroom presentation with 4th grade classes around the Mason County […]

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 […]

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