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
Dr. James Bell, after beginning his work in family practice in 1986, quickly noticed that certain demographics in his Cedar Rapids community were not receiving the health care access they needed.
By Kay Wolfkill April is Autism Awareness Month. Youth Experiencing Success (YES) has a Mentor, a special education teacher that goes above and beyond for her mentees on the autism spectrum. Lisa Gray got involved with YES in 2016 when one of her students moved to … Continue reading Above and Beyond
Maya was nominated by one of our AmeriCorps VISTA members who interviewed her for an Iowa Mentoring Partnership feature story. Tell us a little about the volunteer: -Senior at Roosevelt High School -Has volunteered one hour a week to read to children since 2016 -Participated … Continue reading 50 Faces of Volunteers – Maya Miller
By Kay Wolfkill Kristen Gruntorad doesn’t just have one mentee. She has two: sisters Nyankoor and Parman. Kristen has been matched with Nyankoor since she was three, and Parman joined them a couple of years later. The sisters are now ages 17 and 13, and … Continue reading Unique Guidance
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
Submitted by: Molly Anderegg, RSVP of North Central Iowa Director From the Perspective of a Volunteer: One RSVP Volunteer who is making strong connections with the students he mentors is Jack Gannett, a Reading Coach at Lincoln Intermediate School in Mason City. Jack states, “At … Continue reading RSVP: Building Strong Connections as a Reading Coach