A Special Message from AmeriCorps Alums
By Amity Tripp
Dear fellow AmeriCorps alumni,
For the past four years it has been an honor to serve you as Executive Director of AmeriCorps Alums. To me it is not a job but a privilege that has been one of the most important in my life. However, my life is now taking me down a different path! I have two beautiful children who bring me endless joy and I wanted you to all to know that I am stepping down as Executive Director to devote more time and energy to my family.
That said, I’m asking for your help in finding the new leader – could it be you? A fellow superstar that you know? Check out the job description at http://www.pointsoflight.org Hurry though, deadline for resumes is October 8th!
Fortunately I still have a place on the AmeriCorps Alums team! I’ll be working on business development as part time staff position, developing our alumni services contracts and exploring other fundraising opportunities. Greg and Whitney are still on the team, going strong. I could not have asked for a more competent, passionate, committed and enjoyable team to work with. We are a small but mighty team of 3 ½ staff positions and need all the fundraising help we can get. No, you haven’t heard the last from me, I’ll still be knocking at your door for engagement, for feedback and ideas and of course for support in the year to come.
I believe whole-heartedly in you, our alumni. You gave a year of your life to serve your community and most of you will make that a lifetime commitment in some way, shape or form. I believe that you are the next generation of leaders that this country needs in the nonprofit, government, higher education sector and even corporate sector. I believe that our powerful group of alumni share a commitment to a vision of a more perfect America and will be a transformational force for change in America’s communities.
I join you now not as Executive Director but as a fellow alumnus who is trying tobe the change we wish to see in the world. AmeriCorps alumni don’t just sit around and complain about issues, they act on them and most importantly theyget things done! That is why I am so ridiculously proud to be a part of this network and so privileged to have served as your leader. Please stay informed involved through our blog at http://americorpsalums.wordpress.com/. We will let you know when the new Director is hired and what cool things are in store for 2011!
Yours in service for a lifetime,
VISTA 1997-1998, Baltimore, MD