Apr 9, 2014

Service, and Networking, and Advocacy! Oh my!

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!