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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.