Category Archives: Mentoring

Katherine Stitham of Cape Elizabeth Honored withe Outstanding National Service Volunteer Award

The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism Outstanding National Service Volunteer category recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service over and above the requirements of their routine service assignments as a Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, *VISTA or Learn … 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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Combine Two Big Ideas and What do You Get?

by Matt Robinson Don’t you just love it when an idea drawn from one discipline is tweaked just a bit to apply in another? Recently I encountered two ideas from well-known author and journalist Daniel Pink (and although his focus … Continue reading

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Foster Grandparents in Schools Improve Student Outcomes

by Matthew Houghton I have been an elementary principal for the last 20 years. An important and integral part of building a positive school climate has been the addition of Foster Grandparents to my schools. The Foster Grandparent Program, a … Continue reading

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Why Do You Volunteer?

by Kristen Sarah Jones For so many reasons. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to serve this year as an AmeriCorps member through Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Volunteers learn as they teach, receive as they give, grow … Continue reading

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Finding a Way to Talk About What We See

by Caroline Fish Serving in the Great Strides Rural Education Corps in an area of Maine where poverty is prevalent and deep, I’ve wanted to find a way to talk about the extent of the hunger and need in an … Continue reading

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Experience Corps Joins Forces With AARP!

by Lester Strong Imagine this: “Older adults in service to children are an integral part of the education strategy across America. Through this generational exchange, children succeed, older adults thrive and communities are made stronger.” This is the vision of … Continue reading

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