Monthly Archives: March 2013

Meetings and Our Circles of Conflict

by Jane Haskell When we work with groups, we can help individuals in the group shift from thinking about personal agendas, axes to grind, positions, pet projects, or whatever we (or they) want to call it. We can encourage the … Continue reading

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Using National Service to Promote Service-Learning

by Laura Rog AmeriCorps Week, which we observed last week, is always a reminder of the important service work going on across the country as well as the legacy of national service that has been established over the past several … Continue reading

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Developing a Volunteer Orientation Program

by Megan Welch Last week, I wrote about the importance of developing a volunteer orientation to enhance the experience of your volunteers and create well-rounded volunteer management program for your organization. This week, I will explore the steps towards creating … Continue reading

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One Big Family

by Nicole Evers As a member serving under the Goodwill AmeriCorps branch through the Multilingual Leadership Corps, I was offered the wonderful position at the Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston, ME. Even as a Maine resident myself, Lewiston was … Continue reading

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Collaboration to Meet Needs

by Kemper Tell The need for safe and quality housing has been discovered as a key to academic success for all children. This is especially true for new immigrants to the United States who face more barriers in becoming productive … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: “Making It Happen” for Multilingual Students

by Briana Markoff Early on in my time with the Multilingual Leadership Corps, I was invited by some of the students in my program, the Casco Bay High branch of Make It Happen, to attend a “Cafe Night,” put on … Continue reading

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Orienting Volunteers- Why Bother?

by Megan Welch I used to volunteer early on Wednesday mornings at a soup kitchen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I loved the high energy, vibrant conversation and constant flow of coffee that kept everyone moving in the … Continue reading

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