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Call to Service Corps Announcements April 30, 2012

Posted by servicecorpsnews in Announcements.

Welcome New Call to Service Corps Members!

The American Legion Auxiliary is pleased to welcome seven new members into the ALA Call to Service Corps. These members entered full-time, full-year service through the AmeriCorps National and AmeriCorps VISTA programs, with service that starts in April. Welcome aboard!

• James Casey (VISTA), The Mission Continues
• Melissa Focarelli (VISTA), Community Blueprint Valdosta
• Morgan Hickman (VISTA), The Mission Continues
• Ruby Liang (VISTA), Military Officers Association of America
• Bianca Nafpliotis (VISTA), Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
• Dana Phillips (VISTA), Veterans Innovation Center
• Matt Tinsworth (National), Operation Homefront

Thank You for Your Service!

The American Legion Auxiliary offers its best wishes to the following Call to Service Corps members who completed their service terms in April. Thank you! Thank you! for your gift of service to your sponsor organizations and to the military and veteran community!

• Sharon Riegsecker, VISTA Team Leader, American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters and Community Blueprint Network
• Rob Rogers (VISTA), Community Blueprint Network @ The American Red Cross National Headquarters.

Attend the Community Blueprint Summit for Change! June 17-18 in Chicago.

A significant component of the ALA Call to Service Corps is the allocation of AmeriCorps VISTA members to development and implementation of the Community Blueprint Network, a national initiative to organize communities to support veterans, servicemembers and their families. The Community Blueprint Network is being showcased at a summit in Chicago on June 17-18, in connection with the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. All are invited to the Community Blueprint Summit for Change, “All The Way Home: The Blueprint for a Meaningful Community Response.” The summit will explore ways to bridge the military-civilian divide. Scheduled topics include the promotion of military and civilian partnership through collaboration, the coordination of services and care, an examination of current research on challenges facing the military community, and an overview of scalable, replicable ways to resolve those challenges. Learn more at http://www.volunteeringandservice.org/schedules-and-highlights/military-preconference.cfm.



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