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I Would Have Run For The Hills

Article Author:
Justine Cucchiara, CAC AmeriCorps Alum 2010-2011 & 2011-2012

If I had realized what I was embarking on when I applied to be an AmeriCorps Member, I probably would not have gone through with it.  I was in the midst of finishing a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville when I caught wind of a CAC AmeriCorps position at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge.   The position had been filled twice and both times personal circumstances had prevented the Member from finishing the term.

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Two Great Years

Article Author:
Zach Johnson, CAC AmeriCorps Alum 2008-2009

I, Zach Johnson, volunteered and completed two service years in Americorps which have helped me grow as a person during and after my completed service. Serving as an Americorps member has impacted my life positively in a number of ways. I made excellent professional, social, educational, and mentor/mentee relationships during both of my AmeriCorps service years. I am from Knoxville and served both AmeriCorps terms in the community and have been fortunate enough to see the impact of AmeriCorps programs on the community.

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My AmeriCorps Journey

Article Author:
Maura Connolly, CAC AmeriCorps Alum, 2014-2015

A little over a year ago I packed up two suitcases and four boxes of my belongings and met them all in Knoxville, TN: a city I had never been to in a state I had never even driven through. My roommate whom I had never met before picked me up at the airport and gave me a ride to my house that I had never seen. After two days of unpacking, I had my first day of orientation, where I met 38 more strangers.

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A Thread Woven Through Time

Article Author:
Jason R. Scott, Town of Farragut, Stormwater Coordinator, Site Supervisor

AmeriCorps changed my life.  Nearly 10 years after my first term of AmeriCorps service, I can still say, without hesitation, I am the person I am today because of the unexpected opportunities I experienced because of this program.  This narrative is an account of how AmeriCorps allowed me to weave a thread of purpose through service over nearly a decade of my life.

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