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A Job Well Done – AmeriCorps Week 2010

May 17, 2010

AmeriCorps Week 2010 – AmeriCorps Alums Chapter Projects

Austin, TX

Austin AmeriCorps Alums led the pack this year with twelve (yes, 12!) events in six days. Highlights included a ‘Walk for Change’ to the Capitol to talk to decision makers about AmeriCorps as well as a Flash Mob and Conan O’Brien as a guest speaker at their ‘Austin AmeriCorps Awareness’ event.

You can view all their photos  here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/30593874@N02/sets/72157624074787390/

Chicago, IL

Events for AmeriCorps Week in Chicago included a kick-off party, a service project at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a park clean-up and community gardening project that engaged AmeriCorps alums, members and community volunteers.

View their photos here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=2932407&id=2305888

Philadelphia, PA

AmeriCorps Alums Philadelphia planned a city-wide AmeriCorps Week rally where local politicians and public figures recognized and thanked over 1,000 AmeriCorps members serving in the city. They also celebrated with service at a local Arts Center and other projects throughout the week.

See them in action here    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30593874@N02/sets/72157624071955060/

Portland, ME

One of our newest and most vibrant chapters, AmeriCorps Alums Maine used our AmeriCorps Week support to host 5 different events including a night at the Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, building a nature trail and a number of public awareness projects in the community and at local schools.

Photos of their events are here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=170757&id=114128894478&ref=mf

Quad Cities, IA/IL

Despite colder than usual temperatures and a lot of rain, Quad Cities AmeriCorps Alums got things done for AmeriCorps Week 2010. They were able to secure free tickets to the local River Bandits baseball game and focused on the younger generation by coordinating a seed planting project for kids and conducting presentations about AmeriCorps and service to hundreds of children at local schools.

Check them out here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/30593874@N02/sets/72157623954871915/

Detroit, MI

The Metro Detroit Chapter’s service project had more than 250 volunteers working on a beautification project at the public library and building a nature trail at an elementary school.

Nashville, TN

The chapter in Nashville was planning some great networking and service projects for AmeriCorps Week… and then their city was suddenly under water. AmeriCorps alums know how to get things done, so they altered their plans and started helping out with recovery efforts. You can read about their work here: https://americorpsalums.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/rising-above-the-water-americorps-alums-serve-those-affected-by-the-nashville-flood/

New Orleans, LA

AmeriCorps alums played a big part in planning and serving in the official finale project to AmeriCorps Week at the St. Bernard Project. You can view their amazing build here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stbernardproject/sets/72157624055026648/show/

Sacramento, CA

Sacto AmeriCorps Alums honored Congresswoman Doris Matsui as an Honorary AmeriCorps member for a Day at their AmeriCorps Week Celebration and Recognition Reception. Sacto alums also planned a night at the baseball game and a variety of service projects.

More photos: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AmeriCorps-Alums-in-Sacramento/112427042117372#!/album.php?aid=18555&id=112427042117372&ref=mf

Washington, D.C.

The AmeriCorps Leadership Council in DC (Home to the DC Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums ) planned a number of events for AmeriCorps Week including AmeriCorps Night at the Nationals baseball game, ‘Speed Networking for Good’, and a Neighborhood Clean-up service project.

Pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30593874@N02/sets/72157624081412638/

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