AmeriCorps Week 2014

Monday, March 24th

"How One Year of Hands-On Service Set My Life in Motion"

After graduating from Cornell College in 1998 with an art major, Mickey Hampton obtained an AmeriCorps VISTA position with United Action for Youth (UAY), a private, non-profit youth center in Iowa City and that was just the beginning…

Mickey's Events:

-Luncheon with Mickey Hampton '98

11:30 in Thayer Conference Room

-Keynote Presentation

3:15pm in Durham Classroom

Tuesday, March 25th

"Service and Professional Development"

Hear from Jason Napoli, Associate Director of the Career Engagement Center, about the benefit of highlighting service experience during the job search.  Find out why employers like to see service and leadership experience. Also, work on recognizing service opportunities on campus and in turn how to put that on a resumé.

Jason's Event:

-Service and Professional Development Presenation

11:30am in Russell Classroom

Wednesday, March 26th

"Green[ing] Iowa with Green Iowa AmeriCorps"

Shawn Rodine is originally from Kearney, Nebraska. After graduating in May 2013 from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, he I started his role as Education Coordinator with Green Iowa AmeriCorps in September 2013. Green Iowa AmeriCorps is focused on helping Iowans become more energy efficient through low-impact weatherization, education, and community outreach.

Shawn's Events:

-Green Iowa AmeriCorps Presentation

11:15am in Russell Classroom

-Informational Table

12:00pm to 1:00pm outside of the Hilltop Cafe

Thursday, March 27th 

Do a lot of volunteering? Want to get paid for volunteering?

Get involved in the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP). Receive an education award for your service, meet some great new people, and work alongside a non-profit to help it grow. To learn more, please attend one of the events during AmeriCorps week!

ICAP Events:

-Informational Sessions

11:30am and 3:30pm in Thayer Conference Room

-Informational Table

11:00am to 1:00pm outside of the Hilltop Cafe

Friday, March 28th

AmeriCorps Stories from Cornellians. What will you do when you leave Cornell?

Many Cornellians have been involved with AmeriCorps after graduation. Come down to the OC to talk to Cornell Alumni that are also current AmeriCorps members to learn about their experiences and ways that you can get involved with AmeriCorps.

Alumni Event:

-AmeriCorps Meet and Greet with Cornell Alumni

11:00am to 1:00pm on the Orange Carpet