For St. Louis native and Drake student Jamie Rusan, the first year of college has been especially rigorous. Not only is he taking a full load of credits, but he’s a member of Drake’s AmeriCorps partnership program, a service learning experience called the Engaged Citizen … Continue reading AmeriCorps Spotlight: Drake First-Year Student Jamie Rusan
Drake University’s Engaged Citizen Corps allows first-year students the opportunity to integrate service learning into their academic experiences.
This National Service Spotlight submitted by Helen Bisioulis, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Melanie Bressler is an AmeriCorps VISTA working at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) in Dubuque, Iowa. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa and received her degree in Leisure, Youth, … Continue reading Coming Home to Serve
Guest Blog written by Volunteer Iowa Commissioner Cherian Koshy My first year as a Volunteer Iowa Commissioner has been one of the most positive experiences of my life. While I’ve spent time in Iowa and enjoyed the hospitality of this great state for the last … Continue reading Iowans Genuinely Express Care and Concern Each and Every Day
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