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AmeriCorps Alums: Still Serving Even When No One Counts the Hours

August 29, 2014

Today marks the last #Iamthe20th  guest blog celebrating alums who shared stories on twenty.americorpsalums.org as part our mission to discover and honor AmeriCorps alumni leaders. We will soon be sharing 20 National Leadership Award winners with you! With this last blog in our series, we feature one new story and highlight a few of the amazing alums to whom we are grateful for sharing their stories throughout our series. Are you inspired to share your story on our blog, learn how!

 Melissa Strapec

Melissa StrapecWhy did you share a story on twenty.americorpsalums.org?

I shared because I want alums to continue to connect, and I want those who are considering serving with AmeriCorps to jump in fully committed and do it! AmeriCorps changed my life, and it can change yours, too!

 

Where did you serve, and where are you now?

THEN: Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) AmeriCorps*VISTA (2009-2010), MiCC AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader (2010-2011)

NOW: Michigan Campus Compact Associate Director

 

Describe how you were #MadeInAmeriCorps in 6 words.

Opened doors and changed my life!

 

Below, we recap some of the best pictures and quotes from our #Iamthe20th Blog Series! Click on an alum’s picture to read the full story.

Christie Schichtel

Christie Schichtel says that through AmeriCorps, “I built a lifelong network!”

Israel Ledesma says that through AmeriCorps he came to "understand the power of serving."

Israel Ledesma says that through AmeriCorps he came to “understand the power of serving.”

Loretta Salazar-Morgan and Dan Morgan learned "skills & lessons to make a difference" in AmeriCorps.

Loretta Salazar-Morgan and Dan Morgan learned “skills & lessons to make a difference” in AmeriCorps.

Keshia Bruno says "AmeriCorps taught me meaningful service."

Keshia Bruno says “AmeriCorps taught me meaningful service.”

 

 

Paula Grisales AmeriCorps taught her to "Always fulfill your missions with passion!"

Paula Grisales says AmeriCorps taught her to “always fulfill your missions with passion!”

Chad Driscoll says, "Volunteerism and National Service is a passion that drives me personally and professionally daily."

Chad Driscoll says, “Volunteerism and National Service is a passion that drives me personally and professionally daily.”

Callie McGary, AmeriCorps was "an absolute blessing on my life."

Callie McGary, says AmeriCorps was “an absolute blessing on my life.”

Gordon Liu

Gordon Liu says AmeriCorps “handcrafted him through dodgeball and after school programs.”

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