Financial stability

My name is Grady and I am a member of the AmeriCorps State and National Service Program, my area of focus being Economic Opportunity. This is my second year of service at the Opportunity Council, a community action non-profit organization dedicated to serving members of Whatcom County that are experiencing privation and homelessness. My role […]

Youth action

My name is Tessa, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at the YMCA Earth Service Corps. My time dedicated to youth is mostly spent at extracurricular environmentally focused club meetings at six high schools across the Greater Seattle Area. Along with this, we also organize service projects for youth that focus on environmental stewardship […]

Learned preferences

My name is Frankie and I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) in Lake City, Seattle. As Nutrition Program Coordinator, I organize the Healthy HIP Pack program which provides healthy meals for kids over the weekend, and the nutrition education programs such as Cooking Matters and after-school enrichment at […]

Food & community

My name is Elizabeth and I am serving as Community Food Educator at Solid Ground. In my role I help coordinate cooking and nutrition classes for communities throughout Seattle that face food insecurity. Each class provides participants with an opportunity to learn or improve basic cooking skills, cook healthy and affordable meals, and make informed […]

Gender Equity

My name is Rachel and I serve as an AmeriCorps member at the University of Washington Women’s Center. As the Gender Equity and Leadership Coordinator, my responsibilities include facilitating events, coordinating the Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute, assisting the Executive Director with research regarding human trafficking, and further support the goals of the Women’s Center […]

EcoArts

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 […]

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 Specialists serving at World Relief Seattle through the Washington Service Corps helping individuals that come from around the world with only one hope: peace and protection. These individuals go through what we know as culture shock, from food, a place to stay, education, […]

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 […]