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Friendship Schools’ Alumni Day: An Exciting P20 CONNECTS Collective Impact Initiative Program

By Taylor Gates, CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Collective Impact Initiative CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Salma Rashid, is building a lasting community of support by coordinating Alumni Affairs at Friendship Public Charter Schools in DC. Each year, Friendship hosts an alumni event for their current and past students to mingle and inspire each other. Just before the holiday break, Salma helped organize Alumni Week, working with partners to make the event Zoom-friendly amid the pandemic. This year Alumni Day consisted of a college panel, a career panel, and advisory chats, all designed for alumni to have opportunities to share the wisdom…

An AmeriCorps VISTA Supervisor Talks Career Readiness at USG

by Sara Wells, ACES Career Readiness Manager, Center for Recruitment & Transfer Access, Universities at Shady Grove When I say “I’m a career coach,” I’m not just talking shop or sharing a former job title.  In actuality, I am letting you in on a core part of my identity.  It gives me unrivaled joy to help others discover the intersection of their skills and passion.  It is my goal to help as many as I can locate the sweet spot where talent and mission intersect to form a financially self-sustaining career. As such, I have committed myself to the cause of…

NDMU Virtual Volunteering in COVID-19 Times

Written by: Hannah Cook                                                                                            When Notre Dame of Maryland University made the decision to cancel all in-person meetings on March 11 th in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it was clear that things were going to be different. The York Road Education and Service (YES) Program at NDMU cancelled its first large- scale mentorship event,…