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Martin Luther King National Day of Service 2014

posted Feb 6, 2014, 1:01 PM by Arlington Works   [ updated Feb 6, 2014, 1:07 PM ]

 
 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.
To see more pictures, please visit the Arlington Works! photos page. .

AmeriCorps team presents Interactive Projector Training!

posted Nov 19, 2013, 11:05 AM by Arlington Works   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 11:05 AM ]


2013 AmeriCorps Launch Event

posted Nov 7, 2013, 7:07 AM by Arlington Works   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 7:12 AM ]

Impact Day

posted Jun 10, 2013, 12:19 PM by Carla Cassidy   [ updated Jun 10, 2013, 12:21 PM by Arlington Works ]

Thank You Edu-Futuro & Delloitte. for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity!
#GettingThingsDone #SUCCESS


AmeriCorps Week

posted Feb 13, 2013, 2:12 PM by Carla Cassidy   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 2:12 PM by Arlington Works ]

    
#GetReady #GetExcited #GetThingsDone

 


Syphax Education Center

posted Jan 22, 2013, 10:15 AM by REEP Adult English Classes in Arlington   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 10:15 AM by Arlington Works ]

As of January 2013 WE ARE OFFICIALLY MOVED IN!

Welcome to our new home: 




Syphax Education Center

2110 Washington Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22204

WE ARE MOVING!

posted Oct 17, 2012, 1:19 PM by Carla Cassidy   [ updated Oct 17, 2012, 2:31 PM by Arlington Works ]

New Address:      2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington VA 22204 (January 2013) 

Transportation: 
    
    ART Bus:             ART 42 Ballston - Pentagon
                                     ART 45 Columbia Pike - DHS/ Sequoia - Rosslyn
                                     ART 77 Shirlington - Lyon/ Park - Court House 

    METROBUS:     10 A/E Hunting Towers - Pentagon
                                      10B Hunting Towers - Ballston
                                      4A/H Pershing Dr - Arlington Blvd
                                      16 H,K/16P/16Y Weekdays only 

    Driving:                 - Take Washington Boulevard from Route 50 or 395
                                       - Take South Courthouse Road from Columbia Pike

    Parking:                 Free garage parking

Special Events:

    Transportation Planning: Oct. 23 Evening / Oct. 24 Morning
    
For more information 
http://reepworld.org/ (click on the moving truck!)

Technology Skills for Job Seekers

posted Jun 18, 2012, 5:46 AM by Skye McDonald   [ updated Oct 17, 2012, 2:32 PM by Arlington Works ]

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! 

AmeriCorps Week 2012

posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:34 PM by Skye McDonald   [ updated Oct 17, 2012, 2:32 PM by Arlington Works ]

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!
  • March 10 - Arlington Works! is kicking off AmeriCorps Week on March 10th in a school yard work day at Campbell Elementary School. Arlington Works AmeriCorps members and Edu-Futuro's Emerging Leaders Program will be volunteering alongside Campbell Elementary School staff, students and parents. The event supports Campbell's participation in Plot Against Hunger for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
  • March 12 - One of our AmeriCorps members will attend a networking event and community fair sponsored by the Women's Information Network to share information about Arlington Works! AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps opportunities throughout the metro area. 
  • March 14 - All 6 Arlington Works! will attend a workshop at the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters in Washington, DC. They will meet other AmeriCorps members and staff and gain tools, resources and strategies for maximizing service experience, professional background and education to make an impact.
  • March 16 - Arlington Works! AmeriCorps is organizing and hosting a Life After AmeriCorps networking event at the Clarendon Education Center. All Northern Virginia AmeriCorps members and alums are invited! Arlington Works! will be joined by AmeriCorps members from the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Greenbriar Learning Center.
  • March 17 - Jessie Ferguson, currently serving as the Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator at Edu-Futuro, will give a presentation to the Emerging Leaders Group highlighting AmeriCorps and the importance of service.
  • Throughout the Week - Throughout AmeriCorps week, teams of Arlington Works! members will visit local businesses to promote Arlington Works! and AmeriCorps and distribute information about the services that Arlington Works! provides.

Arlington County Government Career Fair

posted Feb 28, 2012, 11:05 AM by Skye McDonald   [ updated Oct 17, 2012, 2:33 PM by Arlington Works ]

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. 

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