AmeriCorps Alums NOLA

For members, alums and friends of service in the Crescent City


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Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail for AmeriCorps Alums and YNPN

SAVE THE DATE!

Come join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater New Orleans (ynpnGNO) and NOLA Americorps Alums for happy hour at the Rusty Nail on Thursday, August 21st, from 4 – 8 pm.

Eat, drink, and get to know like-minded New Orleanians!

20% of all bar proceeds from the evening will go to ynpnGNO and AmeriCorps Alums – we hope to see you there!


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Volunteer at Satchmo Summerfest this Weekend

The Green Project Education Program is looking for volunteers to help at our Satchmo Summerfest Pops’ Playhouse craft activity booth on Saturday, August 2nd & Sunday, August 3rd from noon until 5pm (we prefer shift commitments of at least 2 hours).  We will be helping kids make maracas out of plastic bottles & dried red beans and popsicle stick harmonicas in the AIR-CONDITION of the Old U.S Mint (2nd floor).  Please email Melissa at education@thegreenproject.org for more information.


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Reminder: Chapter Meet & Greet Tonight – 6/25, 6:30pm at Pizza Delicious

We hope you can join us!

What: Chapter Strategy Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 25 | 6:30-8pm
Where: Pizza Delicious, 617 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Bywater)

AmeriCorps Alums New Orleans strives to:

  • Support and connect alumni in life after AmeriCorps
  • Provide professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Celebrate service and the AmeriCorps community

Special note to currently serving AmeriCorps Members and Program Directors: we are committed to supporting your career and service goals… you do not have to be an alum of national service to be a part of the network. In fact, we hope you come to us with requests, ideas and questions now and in the future. We’re a powerful network – together!

 

 

 


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Chapter Strategy and Meet & Greet – June 25 at Pizza Delicious

Meet your new Chapter Leader and give your input on training and service opportunities for 2014-2015

We’ve heard your feedback from events and meetings and are working to incorporate more opportunities for training and service into the Chapter’s scheduled activities. As well, Chapter Co-leader, Whitney Soenksen, has stepped down to make room for fresher ideas from former Tulane VISTA leader, Jakita Allen (AmeriCorps Alums NOLA’s new Chapter Co-leader). We are excited to coordinate new opportunities for alums, current members and friends of service!

Special note to currently serving AmeriCorps Members and Program Directors: we are committed to supporting your career and service goals… you do not have to be an alum of national service to be a part of the network. In fact, we hope you come to us with requests, ideas and questions now and in the future. We’re a powerful network – together!

AmeriCorps Alums New Orleans strives to:

  • Support and connect alumni in life after AmeriCorps
  • Provide professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Celebrate service and the AmeriCorps community

What: Chapter Strategy Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 25 | 6:30-8pm
Where: Pizza Delicious, 617 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Bywater)

Want to give feedback in advance of the meeting? Email nolaamericorps@gmail.com


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Evacuteer.org Needs Your Help on May 29th

AmeriCorps Alums NOLA and Evacuteer.org are seeking volunteers to participate in the City Assisted Evacuation Drill on May 29th. The event takes place between the hours of 8:00am-2:30pm and lunch will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get some extra service time in… or if you can, send your staff, seniors, and volunteers to see the City Assisted Evacuation plan in action while assisting us in testing and perfecting the skills of our trainees.

AmeriCorps Alums NOLA is a partner organization with Evacuteer.org and participation in this exercise is an excellent way for us to increase grant funding awards that then go to funding our chapter events.  We hope that you will be able to come out to help! If you’re planning on attending, please RSVP with Charlie – charliebarnes@me.com.


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Be a Part of GiveNOLA Day on May 6th

Make your pennies POP on GiveNOLA Day!

RTNO and AmeriCorps... :D

RTNO and AmeriCorps… :D

Hosted on Tuesday, May 6th by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s first one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all.

It’s our day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 6th will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors.

A fantastic partner organization to AmeriCorps Alums, Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO) is hoping to raise enough funds during GiveNOLA Day to sponsor one of their October Build homes. October Build is their annual volunteer build that brings over 500 volunteers from 30 local corporations and organizations together to repair over 20 homes for low-income elderly, disabled and/or veteran homeowners during the first two weekends in October. Even if you’re not a local, GiveNOLA Day is a great way to participate in their preeminent volunteer event that makes an incredible difference in New Orleans neighborhoods!

How to Participate in GiveNOLA Day

1) Mark Your Calendar for Tuesday, May 6th.

2) On May 6th, go to GiveNOLA Day (www.givenola.org) and search for “Rebuilding Together New Orleans.”

3) Donate any amount over $10 and your donation will be increased with additional funds from the lagniappe fund.

4) Reward yourself with a delicious po’boy or some gumbo from your favorite restaurant or corner store!

 

 

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