Month: April 2014

AmeriCorps Member gets his hands dirty in service

By: Caitlin Morneau When Jarrett Steffen arrived at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper in the fall of 2013, he did not have a background in environmental studies, but he had a heart for service, a desire to learn and a natural talent for working with people. As a Buffalo native, he was familiar with the Buffalo and… Read more »

Tending the Earth, Spreading God’s Love

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 Ethan Guffey, University of Arkansas As a large University, students at the… Read more »

Swimming toward a Healthy Future at Misericordia Home

By: Caitlin Morneau, AmeriCorps Program Assistant In the middle of Chicago is a campus of 18 buildings on 31 acres of land. On it sits Misericordia Home, an organization that “supports individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination with an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality… Read more »

Giving and Receiving: Gaining the strength to serve through the Eucharist

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 Matt Christiaens, Carroll College Service at Carroll College is very community based. … Read more »

“Watersheducation”: Protecting the Future of Commencement Bay through Youth Stewardship

By: Karen Gogins, CVN AmeriCorps Member with Lutheran Volunteer Corps Our waters are threatened by polluted runoff washing down our rivers and streams into Puget Sound.  The polluted water – carrying phosphorus, nitrates, fecal coliform and oil and grease – harms marine life, disrupts native ecosystems and poses health dangers to people.  Unfortunately, students don’t… Read more »