On Tuesday, April 17, Volunteer Iowa inducted Pam Wolter—hailing from Denver, Iowa—into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame for her efforts towards improving her local community. The root of Wolter’s service influence is impossible to pin down. As a self-starter, she basically looks for areas … Continue reading Hall of Fame Honoree: Pam Wolter
By Kay Wolfkill Community! Youth Concepts has a philosophy of matching mentors and mentees based on career aspirations to prepare youth for school, work and life. Cally and Angie share an interest in the medical field, but their mentoring relationship is so much more than that. Cally … Continue reading Full Circle
For Des Moines captives Harry and Terry Swanson, their “calling,” so to speak, came to them by chance.
Photo Above: Jeremy Deemer, back left, at his AmeriCorps service site hosting a youth basketball camp. By Kay Wolfkill, AmeriCorps VISTA Jeremy Deemer is an AmeriCorps Alum. He is also a student at Graceland University in Lamoni, an Executive Board Member with the Student … Continue reading AmeriCorps Alum, National Champion Gives Back to Youth Program He Once Attended
As an active community volunteer for over 45 years, Dev Kiedaisch has had plenty of time to allocate her service to varying sectors of her local community—including education, literacy, and civil rights.
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.