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 […]

Strong foundations

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 their literacy and/or math skills. With the position I am under, I essentially tutor children […]

Expanding literacy

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 year. This year has been very productive so far, as I’ve been immersed in the […]

New discoveries

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, I saw a leaf move. A green leaf on the ground, at this time of […]

Gleaning for good

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 farmer’s markets. By doing these things, I aim to help address food insecurity in Clark […]

Growing together

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 my position, I coordinate tree planting projects, helping increase public participation in stewardship of the […]

Fresh produce

My name is Hanna and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver, Washington through Washington Service Corps. In Clark County, where I serve, there are about 100,000 people who utilize emergency food resources throughout the year. I serve with the food bank to bring fresh produce to food insecure […]