Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Planning

As we conclude the 2011-12 year, there are so many wonderful achievements, friendships, and memories to reflect upon.  I'm so grateful for the amazing work done by our AmeriCorps members, staff and volunteers on behalf of the CalSERVES programs.


As we move into the new year, planning is underway!  Here are some highlights of what we are working on for next year.

After School:  We are excited to welcome our 35 new Classroom Leaders who will join the CalSERVES staff at our Santa Rosa school-based programs to provide leadership to each of our after school classrooms.  We will also be including Service Scholars interns who will bring focused, inspiring instruction to youth in one of four areas of specialty: Art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), PE/Nutrition and Literacy.  We are excited to increase the depth and breadth of our services to students next year.  If you are interested in any of these positions, contact us at

Healthy Behaviors:  Our PE and Nutrition program continue to bring vital services to thousands of youth in Sonoma and Napa Counties.  We are currently reviewing curriculum so we can provide the highest quality daily nutrition and PE lessons.  We will be focusing on goal setting next year, working hard to improve the health and fitness of all our students.

AmeriCorps VIP:  The VIP program staff is working hard this summer on expanding webinars and providing additional online training curriculum for AmeriCorps VIP Fellows around the State so they can be as effective as possible in supporting high quality volunteer programs.

AmeriCorps VIP Coordinator Lauren Serpa with VIP Leaders Patrick Link and Nikki Maci
While there is a lot going on this summer, I hope everyone takes time to relax and enjoy as well!