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Little stewards, big impact

Story of service submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Carly Marshall, serving at Clark County Public Health “Why are you so tall?” a second grader runs up to ask me. This is a valid question, since I am quite tall and…

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On the road to healing

Story of service submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Caitlyn Baird, who just recently completed her 2017-18 term of service.   Take a deep breath, feel your body relax, and begin to dance with your partner, the horse. These words echo…

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AmeriCorps Grants Announced for the 2017-18 Program Year

Recently, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced grant funding awards for AmeriCorps programs across the nation, which included Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps. With grants totaling more than $9 million, our programs will dispatch nearly 800…

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The Battle Against Insecurity

Submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Sara Seelmeyer, United Way of King County My name is Sara, and I’m an AmeriCorps member serving at United Way of King County through the Washington Service Corps. One in five children in King County are…

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The AmeriCorps Effect

Submitted by WSC AmeriCorps alum Madison Baril, who served with Federal Way Public Schools 2015-16. I want to start by saying that this year has meant so much to me. The connections I’ve made this year have been monumental in my…

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The Great Flounder Dilemma

The starry flounder wouldn’t eat. Over the preceding week, I’d tried nearly everything. He turned up his nose at krill, herring, clams, shrimp, and geoduck. If he didn’t eat soon, I was going to have to release him back into…

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More Spinach, Please!

My name is Katherine Globerson and I am a Washington Service Corps Food Educator with Common Threads Farm in Bellingham. As part of my service, for the past six weeks we have been running an after-school cooking club program to…

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A Day in the Life of a Tutor

Submitted by Bryce Bateman in 2013, while serving with Federal Way Public Schools. Bryce is now serving as WSC’s AmeriCorps Leader, providing support to almost 600 WSC AmeriCorps members statewide. Before I began my position as an AmeriCorps tutor in…

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Fighting Hunger and Isolation in Rainier Valley

Story submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Mary Kate Cartmill, serving at Rainier Valley Food Bank   Food insecurity. Food justice. Food access. These terms were introduced to me in a humanities class in college four years ago. Our conversations about…

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WSC Awarded as 2015 Outstanding Service Program

Each year, the American Association of State Service Commissions recognizes the accomplishments and leadership of state commission staff, commissioners, service programs and friends of national service as part of its Innovation and Leadership Awards. Nominations are submitted by state service…

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