Washington Service Corps

Category: Stories of Service

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…

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Empowering others

Washington Service Corps Trisha and Samantha serving with The Hunger Intervention Program in Seattle, WA

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…

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From dream to reality

Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps member Matthew serving with the University of Washington Dream Project in Seattle, WA

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….

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Organic learning

Heather and Emma, WSC AmeriCorps members serving with Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group in Belfair, WA

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…

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Full STEAM ahead

Washington Service Corps member Derek is serving with Neighborhood House in Seattle

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….

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Strong foundations

Washington Reading Corps member Dana serving at Oakville Elementary School in Oakville, WA

My name is Dana, I am an Americorps literacy aid through Washington Reading Corps at Oakville Elementary School in Oakville, Washington. Roughly 50% of all students attending this district are at least a full grade level or two behind in…

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Expanding literacy

Washington Reading Corps Member Dottie serving with Horizons Elementary school

My name is Dottie, and I’m a returning WRC (Washington Reading Corps) Member, serving as a Kindergarten Reading Tutor for Horizons Elementary in Lacey, WA.  The goal is to have all kindergartners reading by the end of the 2018-2019 school…

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New discoveries

Washington Service Corps members Andrew & Ariana serving with Clark County Public Utilities Department Stream Team

It was another long February day, planting trees near the East Fork Lewis River in rural Clark County, Washington. Snowflakes fell on the freshly turned soil but didn’t stick around. Just before my digging tool thudded into the soggy earth,…

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Gleaning for good

Washington Service Corps member Connor serving with the Clark County Food Bank

My name is Connor and I am an AmeriCorps Farming and Gleaning Coordinator with the Clark County Food Bank. At the Food Bank, my role is to coordinate volunteers, crop propagations, plantings and harvests as well as glean food from…

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Growing together

Reggie serving with the City of Vancouver Urban Forestry

My name is Reggie, and I’m a Washington Service Corps member serving at the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry program. Tree canopy only covers 18.6% of the city, rating among the lowest in the state for large urban areas. In…

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