CAC AmeriCorps’ first-ever Service Symposium, June 3rd 2021, celebrates the continued resilience and perseverance that members have shown and continue to show as they navigate their year of service. Resilience and perseverance have always played key roles in the AmeriCorps experience, but this year, they were essential to the success of our members. Many met … Continue reading Service Symposium 2021
First-year member Madi Nelski Interviewed fellow member Rachel Incorvati about her life during service with AmeriCorps. This blog is a reflection of that interview and an insight into the life of an AmeriCorps VISTA serving in East Tennessee.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. – Emily Dickinson August 3rd, CAC AmeriCorps staff welcomed over 60 new and returning members to the beginning of their service year with a week-long, mostly virtual Orientation process. While this may have not been the typical orientation the corps is used to, … Continue reading Outward Bound
During this unprecedented summer, four amazing women stepped up to the plate and spent their time as Summer Associates serving in several local nonprofits. Their combined efforts helped to serve hundreds of people in the Knoxville community during their two months of service. Though today is their last day, their accomplishments will continue to impact … Continue reading Summer Associates Say Goodbye
By CAC AmeriCorps Staff As the world contracts, keeps its distance, and holds – or at least masks – its breath, there is much that’s still in need of tending. The motto of AmeriCorps is, “Getting things done”, and CAC AmeriCorps, its partner organizations, and its members have creatively adapted, improvised, and remained resolute in … Continue reading Essential Service
I love AmeriCorps. I love the people in it, the people it serves, the people leading it, the people doing it, the AmeriPets, the AmeriGear, the AmeriSpirit, I love the whole darn thing. Specifically, I love CAC AmeriCorps. I love it because my experience serving here has fundamentally redefined the trajectory of my life, even … Continue reading Service at any Stage or: How I learned to stop worrying and love AmeriCorps.
Article Author: Gordon Harless, 2019-2020 CAC AmeriCorps VISTA LeaderAshley Gustafson, CAC AmeriCorps 2019-2020 VISTA MemberCameron Henshaw, 2019-2020 CAC AmeriCorps VISTA Member All across the country, communities are suffering from the effects of the opioid and substance abuse epidemic. Over 72,000 people died from drug overdose in 2017 alone, and even now in 2020, 130 people … Continue reading AmeriCorps responds to Opioid Crisis, Nationally and Locally