Arlington Works! AmeriCorps in the news
The Arlington Connection included an article about our Arlington Works! AmeriCorps program in their latest issue. You can view it HERE
Red Cross Blood Drive
March 28, 2014
Life After AmeriCorps Panel
May 9, 2014
More photos from the Life After AmeriCorps Panel
Martin Luther King National Day of Service
January 20, 2014
For the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, the Arlington Works! AmeriCorps members, Program Director, two site supervisors, and three volunteers went to Opportunity Place, the day center of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). At Opportunity Place, people that are experiencing homelessness can shower, get clothes, do laundry, apply for benefits, or talk to a career counselor. When the team arrived, an A-SPAN staff person talked to the group about homelessness in Arlington and A-SPAN’s services. He also gave a tour of the facility and then split the team into groups by tasks – organize donated clothing and toiletry items, clean the floors and walls to disinfect during flu season, do paint touch-ups, and do other deep cleaning.
Team members not only learned a lot about homelessness and the Housing First initiative, but they also had a lot of fun. An Arlington Works! team member that sorted clothes writes, “Our room was full of laughter, singing, and, invariably, underwear jokes. I think the greatest part about participating in service activities is the joy that it spreads among your fellow volunteers and within yourself….By the time we were finished, the new paint and sparklingly clean floors and countertops didn’t shine as brightly as our smiles.”
This was the third year Arlington Works! has partnered with A-SPAN for MLK Day.
Interactive Projector Trainings
AmeriCorps Virginia State Launch Event
September 11, 2013
2013 REEP Picnic
June 7, 2013
More photos from the 2013 REEP Picnic
Edu-Futuro Gala 2013
May 30, 2013
Life After AmeriCorps Lunch
April 26, 2013
More photos from the 2013 Life After AmeriCorps Lunch
Family Workshop: Making a PowerPoint
March 26, 2013
March 9-17, 2013
AmeriCorps Officer Visits REEP
More photos from the Americorps officer visit
Martin Luther King National Day of Service
January 20, 2013
More photos from the 2013 MLK National Day of Service
Move to Syphax Education Center
January 22, 2013
As of January 2013 WE ARE OFFICIALLY MOVED IN!
Welcome to our new home:
Syphax Education Center
2110 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
Thomas Jefferson/Georgetown Health Clinic
October 25, 2012
REEP Outreach English Classes
October 10-17, 2012
Technology Skills for Job Seekers Workshops
Summer is here, and the Arlington Works team is kicking off the season by piloting a new series of job and technology skills workshops! The week-long workshops were developed by AmeriCorps members serving at REEP and Edu-Futuro, and will provide REEP students an opportunity to improve their English and technology skills while REEP is on it's summer break. Lessons will focus on basic internet navigation, word processing, and applying for jobs online. Intermediate and advanced students will also work on drafting a resume and cover letter to use in their job search. We had a great turnout at registration for the classes and we're looking forward to getting into the classroom tomorrow! -- Skye McDonald
AmeriCorps Week 2012
March 10-17, 2012
Every year, AmeriCorps Week recognizes the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the impact that AmeriCorps makes across the nation. This year, AmeriCorps week is taking place from Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18. The two goals of AmeriCorps Week are to connect AmeriCorps members and alums and highlight their roles as a part of a nation-wide volunteer movement, and to communicate the powerful impact that AmeriCorps members have on critical problems in communities across the nation. The Arlington Works! team has an exciting week of volunteerism and community outreach planned. Join us and help us spread the word about AmeriCorps in Arlington!
Arlington County Government Career Fair
February 28, 2012
Arlington County Government is holding an informational career fair tomorrow at the Arlington Employment Center, one of the Arlington Works! partner organizations. The career fair will take place on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the lower level auditorium of the Arlington Employment Center (2100 Washington Blvd). More than 900 people are already registered to attend, and 22 Arlington County agencies will have information about job openings. The job fair is informational, no resumes will be accepted. All Arlington Country job applications are accepted online at their website.
Arlington Works! AmeriCorps members Anna Cupito and Sara Fry will be assisting at the fair.