Intricate ecosystems

How big are salmon eggs?“I bet each egg is as big as my fist!” “No, I bet they’re as tiny as grapes!”What if I told you I was carrying all your eggs in my bag right now?“Wait, do you have them ALL in your bag right now?” “WHOA! Those are sooooo weird!” I was raised on […]

Ready for disaster

Over the last four months, I have served as the AmeriCorps Disaster Educator with the City of Auburn Division of Emergency Management. In this role, I have had the privilege of discussing disaster preparedness and leading workshops with 219 high school students (200 of which demonstrated an increase in knowledge post-workshop). When I reflect on […]

Navigating careers

My name is Laura. I am a WSC AmeriCorps Member serving with WorkSource in Wenatchee, WA. In my position, I help disadvantaged people who are struggling with the loss of their jobs. I help customers with creating new emails, “worksourcewa” accounts, and “saw” accounts; resetting usernames and passwords; creating resumes; and looking for jobs. I […]

The dedication of volunteers

My name is Josef, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving with the City of Vancouver Parks and recreation department as a public spaces steward through the Washington Service Corps. I coordinate and facilitate volunteer programs with an emphasis on invasive plant species removal from Vancouver’s parks and public spaces. I would like to highlight […]

Music and mentorship

My name is Naomi, and I’m an AmeriCorps member with Seattle Music Partners, an after school music education nonprofit in Seattle’s Central District. I serve as their Program Coordinator, helping to teach elementary school musicians, mentor the high school volunteer tutors who work with them, and coordinate the logistics of attendance, transit, concert planning, and […]

Maintaining natural resources

My name is Katie and I’m a Washington Service Corps member serving at Moran State Park on Orcas Island. My responsibilities include disaster relief and the construction of a new trail. To date we have been preoccupied with disaster relief and coordinating volunteer efforts. The snowstorm in early February has caused a lot of damage to […]

Empowering others

My name is Samantha, and I am serving as a WSC AmeriCorps member with the Hunger Intervention program in Seattle, Washington. For a part of my service, my Americorps partner and I develop curriculum and deliver/teach nutrition courses to local schools and other parts of the community. Our very first sign-up was a local elementary […]

From dream to reality

My name is Matthew, and I’m an AmeriCorps member serving with the University of Washington Dream Project. On Saturday, October 27, our program welcomed 236 high school seniors from 44 different schools to the UW campus for Admissions Workshop Weekend. At this all-day event, high school students received support in completing college applications, financial aid […]

Organic learning

My name is Emma and I have been serving as Americorps Sustainability Coordinator at the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) in Belfair, Washington for the past six months. This past quarter at the Salmon Center has been a busy one! From finishing up Salmon in the Classroom, starting our Food and Nutrition Program, a […]

Full STEAM ahead

My name is Derek, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Neighborhood House in High Point, Seattle. I work in STUDIO: Build Our World, the STEAM-based program dedicated to promoting STEAM education among underrepresented, low-income, immigrant, or refugee youth. We currently serve roughly 65 youth and their families in the local community, and we […]

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