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How We #ServetheEarth on Earth Day
AmeriCorps’ Northern Office of Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) organized the Flagstaff Earth Day celebration. During the event, community members joined AZCC AmeriCorps members to clean up the Arizona city’s downtown area.
Local volunteers and corps members divided into nine teams to collect trash and litter from public areas including sidewalks, streets, local parks, and the Rio de Flag waterway. After completing the service project, everyone was welcomed to Heritage Square, where vendors, live music, and educational booths were set up for an Earth Day celebration.
AmeriCorps’ Northern Office of Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) organized the Flagstaff Earth Day celebration. During the event, community members joined AZCC...
Name: Marlisa Jemison
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Program/Time Served: AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leader in Vicksburg, MS; AmeriCorps State/National intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, MA
What led you to serve in AmeriCorps?
When I graduated college I didn’t really know what I was going to do career-wise, but I knew I wanted to travel. One of my professors told me about AmeriCorps and I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to travel and figure out what I was interested in while also getting to give back to the community.
First Lady Focuses on STEM at Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
“In keeping with this year’s theme, “Empowering Young Minds at the White House,” the programming was shaped around STEM education, the arts, and career exploration. Approximately 200 children began their day today by taking the Oath of Office, just as the President and all of his staff do. Following their oath, the children spent time in a variety of different activity stations including: a presentation from NASA; photo captioning with the White House Photo Office; creating circuits with stickers with the Office of Science and Technology Policy; printing on a 3D printer; and taste testing healthy cupcakes made by the White House Pastry Chefs. With the Japanese State Dinner right around the corner, the children also learned how to make origami frogs.”
How to Clean Rivers and #ServetheEarth
Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps Southwest Conservation Corps teamed up with organizations in Southwest Colorado for a community-wide Earth Day cleanup. During the event, volunteers picked up trash along the Animas River in Durango, Colorado.
Conservation Legacy operates and supports programs that provide national service and work opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to complete important conservation and community projects for the public benefit. Southwest Conservation Corps, a program of Conservation Legacy, operates AmeriCorps conservation programs across Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. Projects include trail building, fuels reduction, riparian restoration, erosion control, tree planting, fencing, and exotic plant removal. Other participating organizations include Southwest Colorado AmeriCorps Alums, The Water Justice Project, and Animas River Days.
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