2012 year in review (part I)

JVC Northwest takes a look back at 2012, a year full of service, celebration, and community!


  • The third-annual national MLK Day of Service was Monday, January 16th. In the spirit of the day, AmeriCorps programs all over the country participated in various public service days.


’11-12 JV AmeriCorps members Eddie, Maggie, and Cole above an ivy-infested hillside. Ivy is an invasive species in Oregon and prohibits the growth of native plants. The day of service in Portland was designed to rip up the ivy for future native plantings.


  • Current JVs gather for their second retreat of the year–a weekend to reflect on social justice and their service as JVs.
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The 2011-2012 Alaska JVs congregate at the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau for their winter retreat.


  • JVC Northwest highlights AmeriCorps Week March 12-16, 2012, featuring daily stories of service and the impact of the 2011-2012 JV AmeriCorps members throughout the Northwest on the JVC Northwest AmeriCorps blog.


  • Former JVs, past and present board members, donors, and friends of JVC Northwest celebrate the service of JVs on Earth Day at the 7th annual Seattle gathering.
The Sunday morning garden party brunch at Seattle University brought together 250 people from the JVC Northwest community.
  • FJV Nancy Solomon (’64-68 Copper Valley, AK) hosted an evening in New York City with Executive Director, Jeanne Haster, and former volunteers from the area.

NYC gathering


  • JVC Northwest celebrated 55 years of service in the Northwest in Portland with a Sunday potluck and mass.
The Portland JVC Northwest community gathers for a potluck at St. Andrew’s Parish after mass celebrated by Fr. John Whitney, S.J.


  • The first Feed-A-Seed fundraising event was held at Cornell Farms in Portland, giving people the opportunity to purchase their seasonal garden needs while supporting JVC Northwest and enjoying an early-summer evening together!


Check back on Monday, Dec 31 for the remainder of 2012 year in review!

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