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Celebrating Service!

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April 1, 2014, was the 2nd Annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service! This year 1760 mayors participated in recognizing and honoring AmeriCorps, VISTA and Senior Corps members and the positive impact they have on local communities every day. This is over twice as many who participated last year and together the mayors represent over 110 million Americans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. 

A special thanks to all of the mayors and public officials in the Northwest who took time to highlight the importance of national service.  JVC Northwest sends a special shout out of thanks to the mayors who participated in our locales of service!

2014 Mayors
Bill Basl (back row in suit and tie), the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service, got a chance to hear about the service experiences of some of our Spokane JV AmeriCorps members
Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps for CNCS, got a chance to hear about the service experiences of some of our Spokane JV AmeriCorps members when in town to celebrate Mayors Day activities.
Missoula members Anna Scotto and Will Gardner with mayor John Engen
Missoula members Anna Scotto and Will Gardner with mayor John Engen (in middle)

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Get to Know JVC Northwest

Tuesday, November 30 | 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT

Join us to learn all the basics about a year of service in the Pacific Northwest, including where you can serve, what you might do, and how to apply. Our Recruiter, Zayna, will also share her experience as a JV in both Alaska and Montana. Finally, we’ll open it up for an informal Q+A.
 

Discerning Post-Grad Service Roundtable

Thursday, December 2 | 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

Led by Greg Carpinello, Executive Director of JVC Northwest, this roundtable will explore how to discern if a service-year program is right for you.

Prior to joining JVC Northwest in 2019, Greg worked at both Xavier University and Boston College where he helped accompany students through post-grad discernment processes.

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.

Catch Zayna at an Event Near You!

11/2/202112pm – 1pmOregon StateVirtualInfo Session w/ College of Liberal Arts and Education
11/2/20217pm-9pm ESTBoston College/St. Anselm/Holy CrossVirtualPost Grad Service Fair
11/2/202112pm-2:30pmManhattan CollegeIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair
11/4/20211:30pm – 4:30pmCatholic UniversityIn PersonLong-Term Service Fair
11/7/2021 IFTJIn PersonIFTJ
11/10/20218:30am-12pmSaint LouisIn PersonService Fair
11/15/20212pm-4pmVillanovaIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair
11/16/20212pm-4pmUniversity of ScrantonIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair
11/17/20211pm-3pmSaint Joseph’s UniversityIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair