AmeriCorps

  • Cardboard Boat Project at BDJMS

    Mary Horrigan
    September 29, 2015

    One of the best aspects of the engineering process is creating something from start to finish. How better to teach the 8th grade STEM students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) this process then to have them envision, plan, and create a boat from start to finish?

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  • Reflections on Our AmeriCorps Members

    July 28, 2015

    It’s hard to believe we are about to wrap up our first year of the NESS SEA AmeriCorps program! Almost one year ago we welcomed our first class of 7 NESS SEA AmeriCorps members to embark on a year of service to the students of New London. As I reflect on this incredible year, there are many notable achievements that stand out.

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  • March 9-13th is AmeriCorps Week!

    March 9, 2015

    This is a week designed to bring awareness to AmeriCorps Programs and to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the AmeriCorps Members who commit to a year of service in order to help communities that need it most! Each year, more than 75,000 men and women engage in intensive service focusing on disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and supporting veterans and military families.

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  • I Feel Like the King of the World!!!

    February 17, 2015

    This story is about Johnny*.  Johnny is a special kid with glasses, a big smile, a look of wonder on his face, and a love for learning and experiencing new things.  He wasn’t always this way though.

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  • AmeriCorps Members Put Citizenship and Service in Action

    January 26, 2015

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”  In recognition of Dr. King's incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994.  Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off”. This MLK Day, the NESS SEA AmeriCorps team was joined by FoodCorps members and community volunteers to make a difference in the New London Community.

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