AmeriCorps Week may have been short on days this year, but it certainly wasn't short on fun! Thank you to everyone who came out to serve, advocate, or connect. We want to especially thank the InterCorps Council of Connecticut and Anne Ostberg, state program director for CNCS, for their continued partnership and support.
SERVICE!: Over 50 alums, current members, and community
members were engaged in service projects over the weekend. Together we were
able to renovate spaces for Columbus House and Peter's Retreat as well as
collect over 5,000 book donations to benefit New Haven Reads!
NETWORKING!: 30+ alums and members met up at happy hours in
Hartford and New Haven. Thanks again to City Steam and Three Sheets for being
such AMAZING hosts!
ADVOCACY!: 18 Mayors from across Connecticut signed on to
issue proclamations in support of the second-annual Mayors Day of Recognition
for National Service. At events in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, over
300 members, alums, and community partners attended events to hear the mayors
recognize national service. For more information, check out this great
interview with our very own Sam Rigotti: http://wtnh.com/2014/04/01/recognizing-national-service/!
Thanks again to everyone who participated and make sure to stay tuned in to
our next big adventure by "liking" us on facebook and signing up for
our chapter emails at americorpsalums.org!