Aug 10, 2018

August 12th Board Meeting

AmeriCorps Alums CT will be holding its next board meeting on Sunday, August 12th, at 2p in the afternoon.

The location of our August board meeting is New England Cider Company, located in Wallingford, at 110 North Plains Industrial Road [Google Maps].

Jun 8, 2018

Virtual Career Fair from Service Year Alliance

June 21, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  (EDT)

The Service Year Alliance Virtual Career Fair will connect you with public, private, and nonprofit employers interested in having AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other service year alumni on their teams. All employers at the fair will have open jobs and recruiters available to talk one-on-one with you as you network from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone, or tablet.

Register today, and you’ll have the ability to explore employer booths and opportunities before the fair begins. We encourage you to choose which employers you want to interact with and research them and their open positions before the fair. Each interview with recruiters at the fair will be a ten-minute chat, so be sure to prepare questions and your elevator speech in advance.

Register here:
https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/serviceyear/e/43go3

   Questions? Please contact us at cmoore@serviceyear.org
   For additional information visit: http://serviceyear.org

May 31, 2018

Mid-Summer Gatherings for AmeriCorps Alums in Connecticut!

Following our upcoming June 10th board meeting in Norwalk, please consider attending one or both of the following two gatherings come July:

  Join us Sunday, July 15 @  No Worries Brewing Company (Hamden)

    AmeriCorps Alums CT Board Meeting: End of Service Get Together!

  Join us Thursday, July 19 @ burgers. beer. bourbon. (Fairfield)

    AmeriCorps Alums CT Happy Hour

May 16, 2018

Next Board Meeting: Sunday, June 10


If you are an AmeriCorps Alum interested in getting more involved, join us for one of our monthly meetings!

During these meetings, we plan events, coordinate projects with other service groups, and enjoy some food and drink while doing so! No commitment required.

Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, June 10, from 2p to 4p at El Segundo, in Norwalk. Hope to see you there!

May 1, 2018

Swap, Don't Shop! (May 6)

Join us this Sunday, May 6th, from 1p to 4p! Bring clothes and household goods you no longer want to Dwight Hall at Yale, and look through clothes others bring to swap!

It's a great way to shop green. Recycle the clothes you're sick of seeing just hanging there in your closet, and connect with AmeriCorps friends & family! This event is FREE and open to all!



Dwight Hall is located at 143 Elm Street, in New Haven
Free parking is available on surrounding streets and in designated Yale lots

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1806979689611083/

Volunteers are needed!
For more information, please contact Kjerstin at connecticut@americorpsalums.org

Apr 6, 2018

National Volunteer Week: April 15-21

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities.

Volunteer in Your Community: Celebrate service by making a difference in your own community during National Volunteer Week!

Learn more at Points of Light:  https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw

Mar 26, 2018

National Service Recognition Day: April 3


On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. The sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.

Find out more over at CNCS:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/Recognitionday

Mar 22, 2018

Federal Budget: Omnibus Bill Includes Increased Funding for National Service Programs


The agreement between the House and Senate on a Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending package includes $1.06 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers national service programs including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The FY 18 budget represents an increase of $34 million for CNCS from FY 17, including an increase of $29 million for AmeriCorps.

Read more over at Voices for National Service!

Mar 18, 2018

AmeriCorps Alums is now part of Service Year Alliance!


In an effort to boost the service year field and advance shared missions, Service Year Alliance officially acquired AmeriCorps Alums in March of 2018. Service Year Alliance is an organization dedicated to making a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Register to stay involved.

Mar 11, 2018

Spring Clothing Swap!


This event is free and open to everyone!


Donations will be accepted to help AmeriCorps Alums Connecticut get things done in our state: $5 suggested, but no one will be turned away. Join us!

Bring clothes you no longer want ... and look through clothes that others bring to swap! It's a great way to be green by recycling clothes just hanging in your closet or stuffed in your drawers. Any clothes left over will be donated to a local organization.

We're also looking for volunteers to help us out at the event:
  • 8:45a - 10:00a: Set-up & Sorting
  • 10:00a - 1:00p: Assistance during Swap (greeting, sorting, etc)
  • 1:00p - 2:00p: Clean-up & Bagging
Email americorpsalumsct@gmail.com if you're interested in helping out!

AmeriCorps Alums CT Spring 2018 Clothing Swap

Saturday, March 17, 10a - 1p
New Haven: Dwight Hall at Yale | Center for Public Service and Social Justice

Mar 7, 2018

Life After AmeriCorps...


Interested in attending (or speaking at) the Life After AmeriCorps panel discussion at The Lyceum, in Hartford, this Friday, March 9th? Please contact Julius for more information.

And, be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/americorpsalumsct/