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Meet Our AmeriCorps Week Town Hall Panelists!

March 9, 2012

AmeriCorps Alumni have taken incredible and inspirational pathways since completing their service term (but of course, you already knew that!)

As part of AmeriCorps Week and to celebrate AmeriCorps Works, AmeriCorps Alums will be hosting our annual AmeriCorps Week webinar on Tuesday, March 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm ET. This year, we’ll be hosting an online townhall, entitled “Inspirational Pathways of Service and Leadership”, featuring five AmeriCorps Alumni who have followed five different career paths from their service year. Their professional experiences, since AmeriCorps, are very diverse, from nonprofit fundraising to education reform to to social media consultant, so you won’t want to miss out on this conversation. We’ll be exploring where they served, what they’re doing now, and the key steps they took along the way.

Last year’s webinar we had over 300 attendees and you can be sure we’ll be expecting more to tune in! The webinar is free and open to past, current, and non AmeriCorps members!

Register now and find out more about our five panelists below:

Dhriti Pandya – Senior Development Manager, Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc.

Dhriti Pandya is the Senior Development Manager at Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc. After serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Volunteer Center of North Texas’ Youth Volunteer Corps of North Texas program in 2010, Dhriti accepted the role of Grant Consultant with the Volunteer Center, focused on grant writing to private, family, and corporate foundations.

Dhriti volunteers her time as co-lead of the local chapter of AmeriCorps Alums, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, and the Youth Volunteer Corps of North Texas Youth Advisory Council.

Oscar Fabian – Director of University Development & Alumni Relations, UCSF School of Dentistry

With fourteen years of experience in marketing, public, media, and community relations, including but not limited to corporate, foundation, alumni, media, governmental, academic, and non-profit relations, Oscar is a jack of all trades, from even before his years of service. From 2000-2002, he completed two AmeriCorps State programs, working for the University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC) AmeriCorps Project (a collaborative between the City of Riverside, Riverside Unified School District, and the University of California, Riverside.) in Riverside, CA. Through the program, he developed in the following areas of focus: education, community building, service-learning, reforestation, mentoring.

He is still very dedicated to giving back to his community and currently  volunteers as the Chapter Leader for the AmeriCorps Alums Bay Area chapter, advancing the chapter’s cause and making a difference in the community by inspiring national service alumni and mobilizing them for change.

Susan ChavezNonprofit Social Media Consultant, TechSoup Global

Consultant, blogger and speaker, Susan Chavez specializes in helping clients develop and implement social media strategies and build online communities. With an over 10-year career that began with service as an AmeriCorps fellow, Susan has experience in fundraising, program development, volunteer recruitment and training, and marketing and communications.

Susan’s current and past nonprofit clients include The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., TechSoup Global and the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation.

Traymone Deadwyler – AmeriCorps*National Compliance Manager, Points Of Light Institute

Traymone (Tray) S. Deadwyler, CVM is leading generations through the Civic Engagement Continuum. As AmeriCorps*National Compliance Manager, he leads a team of dedicated national service members hosted in seven states through HandsOn Corps, a program of The Points Of Light Institute. Located in Atlanta, he serves on the social innovation team with the training and consulting group, Apathy Into Action. His civic transcript also spans organizations such as American Red Cross, City of Atlanta Police Department Chaplaincy Corps and San Francisco Food Bank.

Tray’s mission and work pushes beyond charity and altruism to develop holistic, solution-oriented approaches to today’s public issues through research, analysis and action.

Noreen Zobel – Manager, Talent & Regional Team Operations, Teach For America

Noreen’s a true believer that the greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. After a successful year of founding and leading the University of Florida’s Chapter of Invisible Children, which is still thriving, her quest for peace and justice has remained unyielding. She’s pursued her passion alongside Ugandan dignitaries at Capitol Hill, as well as in Uganda where she empowered and supported local and impoverished Ugandan women by promoting income-generating activities and took part in HIV/AIDS community outreach work. After college, she joined the Corporation for National and Community Service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator with Rebuilding Together Peninsula.

With her year of service complete, she joined Teach For America, Bay Area where she currently work as the Manager of Talent and Regional Team Operations.

AmeriCorps Online Townhall: Inspirational Pathways of Service and Leadership – on Tuesday March 13th at 3:00PM to 4:30PM ET. Register now.

Which of the career paths are you interested in hearing about?

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