Month: March 2014

CVN AmeriCorps members turn a food desert into a thriving community garden

By Mo Copeland, PULSE AmeriCorps Program Director PLUSE Garden Coordinators Lydia Yoderand Leah Thill. (Photo: James Souder) In the fall of 2012, four gun-related incidents occurred within the 2 block radius of a vacant lot in the Garfield community of Pittsburgh, PA. Two were fatal, killing a 23 year-old man and a 17 year-old innocent… Read more »

Serving with an Open Heart

Catholic Volunteer Network, in partnership with Catholic Extension, is hosting Days of Service and Reflection all across the country in the dioceses where our Campus Recruitment Associates serve. As these events take place, we will share reflections from students who participate. Reflection by Jessica Arias, University of Redlands For our community service we visited the… Read more »

Healthy Futures for Wounded Veterans: Project INVEST and CVN AmeriCorps

By: Mark Mann, Summit Institute Program Director CVN AmeriCorps members, Sean Busse and Danielle Goldman, play wheelchair basketball with Project INVEST participants. The Summit Institute partners with Texas Woman’s University to place students as CVN AmeriCorps members serving through adapted physical education initiatives. One such initiative is Project INVEST (Injured Veterans Entering Sports Training). Project… Read more »

Celebrating Healthy Futures Month: How a CVN AmeriCorps Member transformed primary care in West Baltimore

By: Julie McCracken, CVN AmeriCorps Alum through Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Julie McCracken joined CVN AmeriCorps trough BonSecours Volunteer Ministry in September of 2012.  Julie was assigned a brand new position on Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital.  Her service was intended to help more of the hospital’s recently discharged patients become connected to a primary care… Read more »