Month: August 2012

First Impressions

by: Barbara Wheeler, AmeriCorps Assistant Coordinator AmeriCorps Member, Gillian Douple shares some of her first impressions as she begins her year of service, reflecting on one of her many AmeriCorps responsibilities at Franciscan Outreach Association in Chicago. * Names were changed to protect the privacy of the individuals “When I found out I would be… Read more »

Spotlight on SMA Lay Missionaries: Soap on a Rope

by Linda Thompson, Catholic Volunteer Network Intern “Great things come in small packages.”  A creative idea and a small but very useful product have paved the way for a group of high school girls to earn money to pay for their school fees, to purchase supplies for this creative venture, and to save for their… Read more »

Congratulations CVN AmeriCorps Sub-Grantees!

by: Caitlin Baummer There are so many things to celebrate and be thankful for in the CVN AmeriCorps office this month! After a great visit from our Program Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, CVN AmeriCorps learned that we have been granted AmeriCorps funding for the 14th year in a row! We are… Read more »