AmeriCorps Alums NOLA

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

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Looking to serve? Join us for a special MLK Day of Service

saa bead sortingJOIN Save-An-Angel (a local doggie rescue) for a MARDI GRAS BEAD SORTING PAWTY 2 Save Lives at First Presbyterian New Orleans – 5401 South Claiborne – on MONDAY, January 19 from 10am – 2pm (you can come for any portion of that time!), for a very special MLK Day of Service. Join and share here:

Proceeds from bead sales help save dogs from kill shelters and the streets. Save-An-Angel also donates a portion of the funds to canine lymphoma (cancer) research and to help dogs receive the cures they helped create!

We’ll sort and group beads from from 10am-2pm. You can also bring beads if you still need to get rid of some from last year!

Proceeds from the beads sorted will help SAA accomplish it’s mission to save precious lives. Interested in adopting or fostering? Contact ADOPT@SAVE-AN-ANGEL.ORG



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Announcing… AmeriKREWE!

Ladies & gentlemen… come one, come all to the AmeriKREWE! We are always looking for new and exciting ways to engage and strengthen our local chapter of Alums, including a possible venture into Carnival activities. Please make your voice heard by completing this form. Your opinions are important to us!

Sign-up here, give us your ideas, and let us know how we can reach you in the new year. It’s going to be 6 weeks of crazy-awesome! Who’s in?

Click here to fill out or share the form:

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You’re Invited: Continuing Education and Careers in Public Service Event, Dec. 3

Join us December 3rd at 6:30pm at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans for an event that will allow alumni, current AmeriCorps members, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and nonprofit professionals interested in graduate school to hear more about two schools that are actively recruiting national service leaders. The Clinton and Bush Schools both offer significant financial incentives for enrolled national service alumni. As part of this event, we will also convene an all-star panel of national service leaders working in government and public service. If you are thinking about a career in government or public service, you definitely don’t want to miss this free event! Register now.


The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas and the Bush School of Government Service at Texas A&M University have been long-standing supporters of national service, and we are excited they will be co-hosting this event along with our chapter.



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YLC and PlayNOLA Field Day – Sunday, October 12

Members of the Young Leadership Council (YLC) and PlayNOLA have been working together to coordinate their very first joint Field Day on Sunday, October 12th at Irby Field in City Park! Remember how much fun you had as a child getting to do three legged races, water balloon tosses, and tug-of-war?  Just think of all that fun and multiple it by ten!

The event is FREE so all you have to do is pre-register here and show up at 1 PM for team assignments and festivities kick-off.  Everything will wrap at 4 PM with winner announcements and then folks will head over to Bayou Beer Garden to celebrate new friendships.  Winners will hold bragging rights (and get a sweet prize).

Keep checking back to the event Facebook Page for announcements of the games (that is right, we are going to tell you ahead of time so you can think of game-day strategies) and other important announcements.

If you would like to volunteer for the event instead of compete, please e-mail Caitlin at


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Salvations! Volunteer and Get Free Admission

Salvations, the Green Project’s Gala celebrating eco elegance, sustainable style, and local artisans will be hosted on 9/20 from 7PM – 10PM at The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St.)

It’s the Green Project’s 20th anniversary, so Salvations is geared up  to celebrating the best and brightest in furniture design featuring reclaimed, recycled, repurposed , and reimagined materials, created by local artists.  All furniture pieces will be auctioned off at the gala to benefit the Green Project!  Over 30 New Orleans-based restaurants will donate cocktails and food for you to enjoy while you peruse the furniture.

They are also looking for volunteers to help out with the event during the times listed below.  Anyone who volunteers will get free admission to the event including cocktails and food.  Please contact AmeriCorps Alum, Sean Vissar at if you are interested in any of the below shifts, and they will get you set up.

Sept 20th Volunteer Schedule:

10AM -1PM,   8 volunteers needed

1PM – 4PM,   8 volunteers needed

4PM – 8PM,   10 volunteers needed

8PM-11PM ,  10 volunteers needed

If you are not interested in volunteering, tickets can be purchased at:

For more information on Salvations, check out their facebook page:

Hope to see you there!

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Friday and Saturday – AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Events

You are cordially invited to join us for the following events, happening this week to celebrate AmeriCorps’ 20th Anniversary!

Friday, September 12, 2014

“I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond!” Join AmeriCorps members and alumni from across the City – and nationwide! – to publicly recite the AmeriCorps pledge and connect with others who have made service a priority in their lives!

Where: Duncan Plaza (1300 Perdido St. – across from City Hall)

When: 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Join us for a Healthcare Marketplace Help Session! This free opportunity will teach you about the healthcare marketplace and how you can use it to your advantage. Lilia Fletcher-Moreno from the SE LA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will do a presentation and answer specific questions to help members and alums understand their healthcare options. Please RSVP to as we have limited space.

Where: Fleur de Vie – Ruth Fertel Clinic ~ 711 N. Broad St.

When: 9:00 am


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