Saturday, January 22, 2011

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

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