Since Americorps service years tend to change over about this time of year, I went tag-surfing on the “Americorps” Technorati tag to see what was out there, and here are a few interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across. I present to you – the Americorps blog carnival:
- Hey look! One of my colleague’s Mom blogged about her daughter’s service and her own reaction to the things said at our graduation (which I have yet to blog about, thanks for the reminder!) Also note that this parent was the force behind our most fantabulous training evah! Thanks Leah!
- LiveJournaler Valkyrieks blogs about the end of an Americorps service year and the ever-popular implementation of protective denial. I recommend hitting the homepage and reading the back-posts. Lots of great reflections on being in and leaving a year of service (although it appears that V will be tackling a year of NCCCP – Americorps’ youth corps – coming up in October. YAY!).
- Another LJ’er, Jadia12, notes how much a year in Americorps can change someone, while Slopcicle looks forward to beginning what I know will be whole new world of experiences.
- World-saver Christopher Scott, who founded A Day of Hope, an organization that feeds needy people at Thanksgiving, is going to be spending a year as an Americorps VISTA member at the United Way in Modesto, CA. Way to go, Chris!
- Sarah Fisher blogs on MySpace about Americorps as culture shock therapy.
- New VISTA Linden How gets an early start by putting out a volunteer call for the Missoula Art Museum.