Saturday, January 22, 2011

Guam AmeriCorps Induction

Guam - The Serve Guam Commission and the Guam Americorps program inducted more than a hundred newly-recruited Americorps members. These members will provide volunteer services at different private/non profit/governmental organizations.

A kickoff event was held January 15, 2011 at the Saint Francis School Auditorium in Yona. In attendance included Governor Eddie Calvo and First Lady Christine Calvo, along with Department of Labor director Leah Beth Naholowaa.

AmeriCorps Alums Update - Jan. 23

Now that MLK, Jr. Day is a success AmeriCorps Alums is turning its attention to Follow The Leader!(And if you have not already, please take a quick moment to complete the MLK, Jr. Day meriCorps Alums survey)
In the footsteps of our TAG! challenge, Follow the Leader encourages people to turn their service into an ongoing commitment to community change by offering step-by-step playbooks that recreate some of the most successful volunteer projects we’ve seen delivered across the nation.
To play Follow the Leader, simply pick a project to replicate (find them here) and then recruit others to join you. Follow the Leader is partnering with Crowdrise, which will give you an opportunity to raise funds with your social networks to make your project incredibly successful.
Completing and reporting back on a project will earn you a shot at winning the Grand Prize: an all expense paid trip for two to the Philippines for a one week "Volunteer Vacation” coordinated by HandsOn Manila, that includes airfare, fees and six night’s lodging! You could also win these monthly prizes...

January:iPad for you and $2,500 grant for your cause
February: All expense paid trip for two and two tickets to the Tribute event in Washington DC in March 2011
March:All expense paid trip for 2 to the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans - June 6-8, 2011
April:iPad for you and $2,500 grant for your cause
May:All expense paid trip for two for taping of Curb Appeal: The Block with John Gidding

So what are you waiting for? Let's Play!
In service,
The AmeriCorps Alums Team

Archive AMC Snapshot of Promoting Academic Excellence

AmeriCorps members volunteer at LBJ Elementary School during its July 4, 2003 celebration.

Archive AMC Snapshot of Promoting Literacy 2

AmeriCorps volunteer Benjamin Beatima (right) helps a child greet Clifford the Big Red Dog, while his brother (seated) waits for his turn to shake Clifford’s hand during the Hagatna Public Library’s “C.O.L.O.R. Day – Celebrate Our Love of Reading” Celebration held on June 26, 2004.

Archive AMC Snapshot of Promoting Literacy 1

AmeriCorps volunteer Maynelyn Soliva introduces Clifford the Big Red Dog during the Hagatna Public Library’s “C.O.L.O.R. Day – Celebrate Our Love of Reading” Celebration held on June 26, 2004.

Happy New Year from Around the Pacific!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

AmeriCorps Alumni Showcases Guam IRA Website

One of AmeriCorps' alumni, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Class of 2004, serves as the Guam Council International Reading Association Webmaster. She is a Guam IRA Board member and maintains the Guam IRA website on a continual basis.

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. They work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Visit the IRA website at Enjoy!