Nominated and written by Helen Bisioulis, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Benet Conlin is an AmeriCorps VISTA working at the Iowa Community Action Association (ICAA) in Des Moines, Iowa. She hails from Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Des Moines, Iowa to go to school at Drake and … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Benet Conlin – our National Service Member Spotlight for October!
Nominated by Payton Whiteaker with Iowa Legal Aid Tell us a little about the volunteer: Dora is originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Dubuque 17 years ago with her husband. She enjoys living in Dubuque because it is very green and a good community … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Dora Serna
Submission by Phoebe Trepp, Executive Director at Willis Dady Homeless Services in Cedar Rapids Holli Erkson’s service should be highlighted in the National Service Member Spotlight – she’s amazing! Holli has drastically altered our volunteer program at Willis Dady and improved community member engagement. When … Continue reading National Service Member Spotlight – Holli Erkson
Guest submission by Mariah Himes, AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Iowa Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps caught my attention when, while standing at the PeaceCorps table at a college career fair, a brochure reading, ‘Fight Poverty With Passion’ caught my attention. That’s me! I thought. Like many … Continue reading AmeriCorps: Changing Me and Changing My Community
Guest submission from Elsa Pietscher, AmeriCorps VISTA member with United Way of the Great River Region in Keokuk, IA To promote AmeriCorps programs during AmeriCorps Week 2017, I presented to a local Girl Scout Troop, part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western … Continue reading Sharing the Message of Service
A Guest Submission by: Meagan Prins, AmeriCorps with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity I have been in hundreds of houses in my life. I have turned more door handles to count, my toes squishing the soft carpet of so many living rooms, and have … Continue reading A Home Dedication
By Karen Spurgeon Publisher, Bloomfield Democrat Sarah Leer, an AmeriCorps worker with Bloomfield’s Energy Efficiency Department, is hailed as a hero by Geraldine Arnold and her daughter Cathy Stevens, who live across the street from each other on West Franklin. “She is a miracle worker. … Continue reading Stevens: ‘Leer is a miracle worker’