AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Partnerships
As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) year long celebration of AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary, December was chosen as the month to highlight public-private partnerships that have helped made it possible for AmeriCorps to sustain and grow.
Serve Alabama would like to thank those who partner with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team (Butler County Board of Education). Without these partnerships AIST would not be able to accomplish the goals they set out to accomplish.
Butler County Board of Education - Greenville, AL
Safe Harbor - Children’s Advocacy Center (non-profit)
City of Greenville - Parks and Recreation Department
Butler County EMA
Greenville Area Arts Council - Greenville, AL (non-profit)
Rose Memorial Library - Georgiana, AL
Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce - Greenville, AL
AmeriCorps Outreach Sessions and Free Grant Writing 101 Workshops
Serve Alabama will be hosting FREE information sessions on Grant Writing 101 and AmeriCorps Basics (Overview of Application Process) in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, Huntsville, Alabama. Sessions will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Montgomery
Location: Alabama Industrial Development Training (Joe Self Auditorium), 15 Technology Court
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Mobile
Location: Mobile Public Library-West Regional Branch (Meeting Room), 5555 Grelot Road
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Birmingham
Location: Jefferson State Community College (Health Science Building, Room 129, Sections C & D) 4600 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL
Parking: Veteran’s Memorial Park parking lot across from campus
To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, local and state leaders gathered at Auburn University Wednesday in honor of Ready Alabama Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Ready Alabama Day is Wednesday, September 11 at Auburn University!
September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of its efforts, the State of Alabama will hold its ninth annual Ready Alabama Day September 11, 2013 in Lee County at Auburn University.
Come join us in the shadows of Jordan-Hare Stadium! Local, state and federal first responders will be on hand, showing off their disaster response tools. There will be a kids area full of activities. Activities begin at 9am on the Auburn University Campus. Admission is free!
School groups interested in attending, please contact Brooke Mills with Serve Alabama at 33-954-7456 or email email@example.com
Volunteers are very beneficial to the response and recovery efforts after a disaster and are most effective when affiliating with a non-profit organization. Do not self-deploy to the affected areas. Contact your local non-profit organization to find out how you can become trained to respond in the most effective way.
NeighborWorks Features Alabama Disaster Case Management Efforts in Walker County after April 2011 Tornadoes
The Walker/Cullman County Disaster Case Management Team of the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama and Case Manager Cindy Smith are recognized for their efforts in helping the Lester Family rebuild their home after the April 2011 tornadoes.
With help from Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers and a partnership with Garden Spot Village, a Pennsylvania retirement community, the Lester’s home was rebuilt. The efforts of Alabama’s Disaster Case Management Program are featured on the NeighborWorks website.
Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. This year, AmeriCorps Week will take place March 9-17, 2013.
AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.
This year’s theme, AmeriCorps Works, reflects AmeriCorps triple bottom line return on investment — for the recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and nation.
Governor Bentley Proclaims March 9 - 17, 2013 AmeriCorps Week
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMAWHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character and throughout our history citizens have stepped up to meet our challenges by volunteering in their communities; the current economic downturn means more Americans are facing hardships, and volunteering and national service is needed more than ever; and
How you can help - Alabama Christmas Day Tornadoes
Christmas Day Tornadoes in Alabama
For those interested in volunteering after the Christmas Day tornadoes, please review the most effective ways to help those in need:
Affiliate with existing non-profit organizations before coming to the disaster area. Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained to respond in the most effective way. You may also sign up at www.handsonsal.org.
Be safe: Do not self-deploy. Register and wait until you have been notified of a specific volunteer need. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.
Points of Light created the day 22 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and provide opportunities for families to help communities create supportive environments for their children and each other. This year Family Volunteer Day takes place on Nov. 17 and is being sponsored by Disney Friends for Change and powered by generationOn.
Family Volunteer Day is strategically held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to “kick-off” the holiday season with giving and service. It also signals the start of National Family Week, sponsored by the Alliance for Children and Families and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Families that volunteer together not only address community social problems, but also strengthen themselves. Volunteering together as a family provides quality time, strengthens family communication and provides opportunities for family members to be role models.
Follow these tips when thinking about ways to effectively volunteer or donate to the Hurricane Sandy response efforts.
· Volunteers are very beneficial to the response and recovery efforts after a disaster and are most effective when affiliating with a non-profit organization. Do not self-deploy to the affected areas. To register your interest, visit HandsOn Network. To find volunteer opportunities, visit Points of Light Disaster Volunteer Opportunities.
SEPTEMBER 11TH NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
On behalf of ReadyAlabama, Alabama’s emergency preparedness campaign funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, we would like to invite your church family to participate in the seventh annualReadySunday initiative on September 30, 2012. ReadyAlabama makes it simple and easy for your organization to participate.
Be Ready Camp 2012 - Slots Still Available! Free to Alabama 6th Graders
Be Ready Camp is an innovative one-of-a-kind disaster preparedness camp from Serve Alabama. Alabama kids entering the 6th grade are eligible for this week long camp. All registration and camp costs are FREE, except travel to and from camp.
WHAT: Be Ready Camp
WHERE: US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville
WHEN: (2) Sessions in 2012. WEEK ONE: SEPTEMBER 11 - 15, WEEK TWO: SEPTEMBER 18 - 22
SELECTION PROCESS: Open to all Alabama residents who will be in the sixth grade by September 2012. Applicants must submit the following to be eligible:
State Sales Tax Holiday on Preparedness Items - Weekend of July 6 - 8
The sales tax holiday for 2012 will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 6. The holiday will continue through midnight on Sunday, July 8. By having the holiday in July of this year, retailers and municipalities were given time between the holiday’s legislative approval and the designated weekend to organize and prepare for participation. Final preparations will continue between now and the start of the holiday on July 6.
“Being prepared is the first step to a quick response to a natural disaster,” Governor Bentley said. “If people have the emergency supplies they need, that will go a long way toward helping them weather any storm.”
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