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Don’t Just Say It, Vlog It!

January 27, 2016

slate with sarah gebhardtWhen we talk about national service and alums, we get animated. We talk with our hands, our eyes grow wide, and we can’t sit still. How could we? AmeriCorps members and alums are doing exciting – and necessary – service and work!

From supporting flood response efforts in St. Louis to advocating for tribal justice in South Dakota, there are so many amazing stories that sometimes we can’t capture our excitement it in a tweet, blog or pin. Sometimes, you need a little more.

That’s why we are encouraging you to turn on your webcam and are exploring more visual ways that we can tell your stories. Stories like those of alum Sarah Gebhardt.

cropped and resizeOriginally from Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah  joined the Travis County 4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps Program, where she developed and taught a project-based STEM curriculum in Austin Title I schools. She also started vlogging about her experience, and her video, “AmeriCorps: What is It?”, is one of the top viewed videos about AmeriCorps on YouTube (over 7,300 views!).

Since graduating AmeriCorps, Sarah accepted a job at Skillpoint Alliance where she is responsible for data management and grant reporting, started undergraduate school, and launched a YouTube channel (read Sarah’s full bio at the end of the blog). We reached out to Sarah and invited her to share more with us about why she vlogs, why she thinks more alums should consider vlogging, and how you can get started as a Vlogger.

Check out Sarah’s short story and tutorial, “Turn on Your Webcam” below! Then click here to tell us what you think of Sarah’s tips and other topics you’d like to see in future vlogs from Sarah and other alumni.

Questions for Sarah? Tweet her at @SaraGebhardt and then take 5 minutes to give us some feedback on this first vlog!

Sarah Gebhardt Bio: After completing two AmeriCorps State and National terms, Sarah now works as the Compliance and Reporting Coordinator at Skillpoint Alliance where she is responsible for data management and grant reporting. Outside of the office, Sarah is completing a History degree from Texas State University, where she plans to go into Public History and Museum Education. Sarah has recently become a YouTube Partner and loves to spoil her dog.

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  1. March 13, 2016 7:36 am

    Thanks for this!

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