Maya Carl, CAC AmeriCorps Member 2015-2016
Food is life. This is what I started my speech with on Mayor’s Recognition Day when people in the Knoxville community came to recognize Corps service and package almost 600 meals.One would think that a statement so simple could be easily understood…
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Alanna McKissack, Executive Director of Keep Blount Beautiuful & CAC AmeriCorps Member 2015-2016
On my college graduation day, I like many others had no idea where my life was headed next. I had applied for numerous jobs and graduate school programs. None of which seemed to be working out for me. While graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biology was the happiest moment of my life, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next.
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Joseph Konvicka, CAC AmeriCorps member 2015-2016
If you’re reading this post, you may know a thing or two about me. I am writing this to those who do not know me or do not know me well. While I have become more socially connected to others during my terms of service, I am still reserved and details on my life are obscure to my peers unless coaxed out of me. I feel like the information I am presenting is especially important to those considering serving with AmeriCorps.
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Rachel Newcomb, CAC AmeriCorps member 2015-2016
As a young kid my favorite part of my family’s weekly routine was when my mother would pull the car into a parking lot between a Food Lion and a store bearing a cow wearing 3-D glasses. This wondrous place was called MOOVIES and it’s where we picked our choice of VHS rentals for the week.
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Samantha Stoklosa, CAC AmeriCorps member 2014-2015 & 2015-2016
As I approach the end of my second term as a CAC AmeriCorps member, the one question I ask myself is: “What if I had taken the other AmeriCorps position?” Before I talk about this “oh so important question,” I need to back up a little bit and start from the beginning.
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Sarah Anderson, CAC AmeriCorps member 2015-2016 with introduction by CAC AmeriCorps Program Director, Jason Scott
When Volunteer Tennessee, our state AmeriCorps commission, asked CAC AmeriCorps to submit the profile of a stand-out member for AmeriCorps Week, everyone in the CAC AmeriCorps office felt very strongly about spotlighting Sarah Anderson. Sarah has demonstrated tremendous initiative, perseverance and composure as she has worked with an uncharacteristically high degree of autonomy to advance the work of Keep Sevier Beautiful with creativity and passion.
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