Ariel Allen , CAC AmeriCorps Staff and Alum 2014- 2015
Frank Callo joined CAC AmeriCorps in 2006 as a father, a gardening advocate and recent grad. Four years later his son, Matt Callo, would literally follow in his dirt-stained footsteps. I sat down with father and son and asked about their experience with CAC AmeriCorps and Beardsley Farm.
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Joshua Cunningham, CAC AmeriCorps Alum 2011-2012
Now and again, when I am telling one of my favorite stories (said stories usually glorify me in someway that adds to my mystique and appeal as an adventurer), I have to stop myself and roll the words around in my mouth for a bit. It isn’t necessarily because I have stumbled in my creating of an accurate illustration of my narrative, but instead because a voice reminds me that this anecdote I’m spinning didn’t happen just a few months ago as my words make it seem – it happened years ago.
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Katie Walberg, CAC AmeriCorps Alum 2011-2012 & 2012-2013
Imagine an art student, obsessed with the implications human development has on our natural resources, coming out of graduate school and searching for a job. I thought teaching college art courses would be the next logical step, but during the 2009-10 economic downturn these jobs were scarce and seemingly impossible to land. Continue reading “It was exactly what I was looking for.. and exactly what I needed..”
Nickolas Seitler, CAC AmeriCorps Alum 2014-2015
Throughout my AmeriCorps term I met countless interesting people, helped plan events, and spent time making my community a better place. And throughout all of it one of the most rewarding experiences was tutoring and mentoring at the CAC East center on Monday nights.
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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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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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