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Member Monday Spotlight: Aidan McLaughlin

Aidan McLaughlin, from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is serving her second year as the Schools of Hope Tutor Coordinator at Thoreau. Prior to service, Aidan attended UW-Madison and received her B.A. 314 more words


Terra's Tips Part 2: Clothing for Work and Play

This is Part 2 of Terra’s Gear Tips and Considerations for your time with the Maine Conservation Corps.

Clothing for work and play…

I’m gonna let you in on a little Mainah secret. 2,682 more words

What I wish I (and other ACMs) knew during the year of service:

I won’t lie: there’s been mental draft after mental draft after mental draft of this. All of them were angry and accusatory—of City Year, of AmeriCorps Members (ACMs), of myself. 672 more words


Member Monday Spotlight: Olivia Ramsfield

Olivia Ramsfield is in school six days a week; her time is split between completing her master’s degree in Secondary Education at Edgewood College and Serving her second year with Schools of Hope at Huegel Elementary. 387 more words


Member Monday Spotlight: Nichole Schick

Nichole Schick’s favorite quote is one by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” 218 more words


Member Monday Spotlight: Nick Nager

As a kid growing up in Madison, Nick Nager’s favorite book was The Little Prince. This year, Nick served at Sandburg elementary; his favorite book on the Sandburg shelves was Caps for Sale. 203 more words


Recommended Read - Small Wars by Sadie Jones

Hal Treherne is a soldier on the brink of a brilliant career. Impatient to see action, his other commitment in life is to his beloved wife, Clara, and when Hal is transferred to Cyprus she and their twin daughters join him. 730 more words