Month: September 2012

Staying “On”: Spotlight on Jeanette Gonzalez and Yanil Rojas

Image from By Kate Flannery, CVN Communications Department San Diego, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Los Angeles, Haiti, Peru—the conglomeration of places former Augustinian Volunteer Jeanette Gonzalez has visited and served within since her undergrad days at Loyola Marymount University. Gonzalez has done a lot in a short time. Four immersion trips in four years… Read more »

Fresh Faces: AmeriCorps Orientations 2012

By Caitlin Baummer, CVN AmeriCorps Program Assistant It’s that time of year again! All around the country, new CVN AmeriCorps Members are joining with their communities, Program Directors and Site Supervisors to learn the in’s and out’s of National Service and kick off their AmeriCorps year. Here’s what we found out about a few of our programs’… Read more »

Defining Community

By: Catherine Scallen, CVN Recruitment Associate  “Community happened once we stopped trying to force it to happen” I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I had my first phone interview with Jon and Pete at Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV), but I obviously wasn’t expecting to chat for over two hours. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have… Read more »

My Will, Your Will, Our Will: Kate Joins Catholic Volunteer Network

By: Kate Flannery, CVN Communications Intern I stepped off the metro surprised at how quickly it was all happening. Only two stops away? I had only been on the screeching metal contraption for less than ten minutes. It happened again on the walk over. Only two blocks away? But there it stood, the single “skyscraper”… Read more »

Miss Independent!

By: Erica Stewart, CVN Recruitment Associate Independence. If you asked me five years ago if I would describe myself as “Miss Independent,” I would laugh in your face and say only when channeling Kelly Clarkson during a solo dance party. But now, thanks to amazing experiences through my college career at Stonehill College and my year of… Read more »

Veteran Reflects on Service with Catholic Volunteer Network AmeriCorps Program

By: Kate Flannery, CVN Intern Katie Kimsey, a former Navy officer, has learned that trading in her uniform does not have to correspond with giving up service to our nation. AmeriCorps programs like the one she participated in are providing for more than the neediest of our country—they are also easing veterans’ return to civilian… Read more »

Spotlight on Solidarity: One Body, One Spirit

Spotlight on Solidarity: One Body, One Spirit By: Amy Sapalio, Intern “Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one spirit, and we all share the same spirit.”   1 Corinthians 12:13    Pia, Carmen, and Marian… Read more »