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CASE AmeriCorps Kids' Day Project
ENERGIZE and INVIGORATE your afterschool program with AmeriCorps!
AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Celebration
Harris County Department of Education's CASE for Kids celebrated the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary, and OneStar Foundation 10th Anniversary, on September 12, 2014. Additionally, the celebration included the swearing-in of a new year of local AmeriCorps members. Members will pledge to “get things done for America” as part of simultaneous statewide and nationwide ceremonies to mark AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary.
“We are proud to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of Houston’s AmeriCorps members in tandem with the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary,” said Lisa Thompson-Caruthers, CASE for Kids director. “I am thrilled to welcome this new class as they embark on a year of service for greater impact and growth for their communities. Later on in the day, our members will be participating in a back-to-school service project with other local AmeriCorps members."
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Kids' Day Entrepreneurship
Participating students experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities associated with entrepreneurship, marketing, and money management. Students will use their knowledge of buying, selling, spending, and saving to operate their own businesses.
Kids' Day at HP
Kids' Day at HP is an exciting curriculum providing the opportunity for students to learn about programming robots to complete specific tasks as well as designing and marketing their own fictional robots.Parent Newsletters
This year CASE AmeriCorps members have enhanced their parental involvement initiative by providing parent centers and newsletters to various United Way after-school programs. This initiative will continue and further develop throughout summer 2014. For examples, see the following: April 2014 Newsletter - Chinese Community Center and April 2014 M.D. Anderson YMCA
Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service
On April 1, 2014, Mayor Parker presented a proclamation on behalf of all AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. CASE AmeriCorps members and the members of the CASE AmeriCorps staff were in attendance at City Hall to participate in this wonderful occasion. CASE sends a big "thank you" to Mary Grace Landrum from the OneStar Foundation for speaking on our behalf. For more information about Mayor's Day, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/mayors-day-recognition
Wendy Spencer, Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) CEO, visits Houston for a Town Hall on National Service
HCDE-CASE was honored to host the Town Hall meeting on April 24, 2014. It was a great success and there was so much representation across the state from multiple organizations that are dedicated to service.
The National Service Movement
Out-of-school time is a prime opportunity to teach students about service. Service may be the answer for the student that does not want to participate in general programming. Planning and organizing a project with a youth leader can be an empowering experience for students in your program. The initiative to ‘help others’ has created a new movement in our nation. To learn more about this movement visit www.serve.gov for details and example projects for your program.
CASE AmeriCorps members will participate in projects that are a part of the National Service Calendar provided by the Points of Light Institute as well as other events such as Global Youth Service Day. Each day of service is sponsored by one or more national organizations and focuses on a theme that targets a specific group. Building days of service into your program calendar can promote volunteerism and service in your school and local community.
Service events also allow your program to benefit from the media focus that is generated around the reason for the service day. For more detailed information about the Points of Light Institute as well as service projects that are a part of their signature events calendar visit http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events-and-series.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
This event marks the beginning of the year of service as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering in their communities. We support this day through meaningful projects in the spirit of Dr. King's work and legacy.
Global Youth Service Day
Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes youth to improve their communities through service and service-learning.
If you have an idea for a project in your community contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Quick Gance at Some of the AmeriCorps Service Projects