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Giving at Graduation has been a tradition at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service since 2010, when the school collected pencils, pens, and other school supplies for Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) at its commencement.
Each year, the Clinton School selects a local organization and encourages students and graduation attendees to bring items for that organization. This year it is A Bridge to Work, a City of Little Rock Partnership with Canvas Community Church that offers same-day work opportunities to individuals experiencing homelessness through a six-month pilot program with the goal of connecting participants to stable employment. Guests are encouraged to bring new men’s and women’s socks.
Giving at Graduation started as an idea by 2010 graduate Nicholas Hall, who drew the inspiration from his Clinton School project research.
“I attempted to start a philanthropic business in the model of TOMS Shoes and Ethos Water,” Hall said. “I was researching them, but while I was researching I ended up forming a business where the whole idea was to use large-scale events as places where good can be done.”
Hall, currently a second-year student at the University of North Carolina School of Law and officer in the North Carolina National Guard, used his business idea to partner with other organizations as well, including Arkansas Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.
Other previous Giving at Graduation organizational recipients include Our House, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Mobile Dental Clinic, the Van, Jericho Way Resource Center, Central Arkansas Library System’s Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library, Arkansas Foodbank, UA Little Rock Trojan Campus Food Pantry, and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.
In the nine years since the initiative started, thousands of items have been donated and thousands of dollars have been raised.
“We see every graduation as an opportunity to help others, and we hope high schools and other college and universities around the country will do the same,” Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III said. “One year we asked for toothbrushes and toothpaste. We’ve found that even small acts of giving go a very long way.”
Lowery is the manager of community and economic development for the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.
“The 40 Under 40 program provides Arkansas Business the opportunity to recognize exceptional professionals under the age of 40 from across the state,” said Mitch Bettis, Arkansas Business’ publisher. “Each of this year’s honorees plays an active role in shaping the state’s business, political and civic landscape. These are the leaders our readers will be reading about for decades to come.”
Previously, he worked for Viridian, a Little Rock-based energy efficiency consulting firm. He also spent more than four years at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission where he served as director of the Arkansas Energy Office.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe appointed Lowery to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, the state’s environmental policy-making body. In 2018, he was named to the board of directors of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). He has also served on the boards of the National Rural Economic Developers Association and Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives.
He holds a LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction). Lowery is a member of the Little Rock Rotary Club and was a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class 31.
In addition to his Master of Public Service from the Clinton School, Lowery earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
First-year student Megan Grubb (Indianola, Iowa) has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in Brazil during the 2019-20 academic year. Grubb will study Portuguese at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in São Paulo.
She joins previous University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service students Sean O’Keefe (’14) and John Delurey (’14) as Boren Fellowship recipients.
Grubb is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in international studies and Spanish. She was an AmeriCorps member with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and was an ESL instructor for the Ministry of Education in Colombia before enrolling at the Clinton School.
Grubb was part of a team of first-year Clinton School students that recently concluded their Practicum project work with Our House Shelter. The group spent the year researching the expansion of Our House’s reentry services.
David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.
“The National Security Education Program,” according to Dr. Michael A. Nugent, NSEP Director, “is helping change the U.S. higher education system and the way Americans approach the study of foreign languages and cultures.”
This year, the Institute of International Education, which administers the awards on behalf of NSEP, received 851 applications from undergraduate students for the Boren Scholarship and 244 were awarded; 273 graduate students applied for the Boren Fellowship and 106 were awarded.
Boren Scholars and Fellows will live in 39 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. They will study 30 different languages. The most popular languages include Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese, Swahili, and Hindi.
“To continue to play a leadership role in the world, it is vital that America’s future leaders have a deep understanding of the rest of the world,” said former U.S. Senator David Boren, the principal author of the legislation that created the National Security Education Program and the scholarships and fellowships that bear his name. “As we seek to lead through partnerships, understanding of other cultures and languages is absolutely essential.”
Since 1994, over 6,000 students have received Boren Awards. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena, and program alumni are contributing to the critical missions of agencies throughout the federal government. An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and exchange organizations.
Our House, a transitional housing program in Little Rock, has been providing a pathway out of homelessness for families and individuals in central Arkansas since 1987. It uses a two-generational approach to assist homeless and near-homeless families in the transition into the workforce and civic life.
Our House serves over 2,000 unique individuals each year through their shelter, career center, reentry services, child care for children of all ages, and a homeless prevention program.
The reentry services are targeted to clients with a criminal history and focus on specific barriers unique to the challenges they may face. With the help of Our House’s reentry services, ex-offenders are able to put the past behind them and look forward to a brighter future.
As a way to expand its reentry services, Our House partnered with the Clinton School to form a Practicum team made up of four first-year students to research the possibility of creating a mentorship program.
As an organization, Our House strives for a culture that values the input and lived experience of its clients. True to form, the idea for the project came from the feedback of previous Our House clients.
“We did a focus group with our clients and they told us that they want more peer support,” said Miranda Deaton, a Reentry Case Manager at Our House. “They told us they want to build communities outside of prison with people who have a shared experience.”
Our House and the Clinton School have a long history of partnerships, including previous student teams. Additionally, Dr. Muthusami Kumaran, Researcher in Residence at the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy in 2016, completed his research in partnership with Our House.
“We knew that we had worked with the Clinton School before and that it was already a good fit,” Deaton said.
The Clinton School team of Megan Grubb (Indianola, Iowa), Logan Hunt (Newport, Ark.), Ben Washington (Jacksonville, Ark.), and Andrea Zekis (Little Rock, Ark.) began conducting interviews with current and previous Our House clients to get a better sense of what they would like to see from a reentry mentorship program.
The group also looked to other organizations offering reentry and mentorship services for guidance, including the Center for Employment Opportunities, Compassion Works for All, and decARcerate.
“They talked about greater availability and advocacy assistance,” Grubb said of the Our House clients. “They talked about help with soft skills and even help with what to wear for job interviews. A lot of our male participants talked about fatherhood and how to reunite with their children that they maybe haven’t seen in a long time.”
Deaton said that many of the clients who were interviewed mentioned that they are excited to see what comes next. Now, Grubb, Hunt, Washington, and Zekis will compile the information and present their findings to Our House this month. Additionally, the team will present the same findings at the 2019 Student Research and Creative Works Expo at UA Little Rock.
“We were really impressed and proud of them,” Deaton said. “They all come with their own skills but to be able to rally and get this together and make this work is really impressive. And it speaks highly of the Clinton School program and their teamwork and dedication to this.”
Our House’s mission is to empower those families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.
This summer, 35 students enrolled in the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Master of Public Service degree program will conduct International Public Service Projects. The students will conduct projects in 24 countries on five continents.
The Clinton School has now placed students in 87 countries for IPSPs since 2006 – 45 percent of the State Department’s 195 recognized independent states. This includes Brazil, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe, three countries that are new IPSP host locations in 2019.
The Clinton School will be working with 15 new partner organizations this summer, including Junior Achievement Tanzania, Association of Albania Girls and Women, and Girl Up Initiative Uganda. Among the returning project partnerships are Winrock International, Heifer International, The Asia Foundation, and African Prisons Project.
“The International Public Service Project is one of the aspects that makes the Clinton School unique,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford. “This summer’s projects, which take students across the world to work with a variety of organizations, are exceptional.”
The international service component exposes the students to unique challenges around the globe. The IPSP provides immediate and long-term impacts for the students and their organizational partners. Work sites and host organizations are selected collaboratively by Clinton School students and faculty.
Below is a closer look at their work.
Zach Baumgarten – The Asia Foundation (Colombo, Sri Lanka) – Baumgarten will research and produce an analytical program document on The Asia Foundation’s approach to and work on sensitizing and capacitating the Sri Lanka Police Service. He will also produce a document on future areas of work for the foundation on legal aid in Sri Lanka.
Maggie Benton – CESI (Angouleme, France) – Benton will work to establish contents for the international website of each CESI campus of the western region, help CESI to identify and create relationships with community colleges, and participate in general activity at Angouleme’s CESI campus and throughout the western region.
Christian Canizales – Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (Arequipa, Peru) – Canizales will create a monitoring and evaluation framework for the organization’s Department of Children’s English. The framework will be utilized by organization administrators to determine program impact in student social and academic performance.
Andrew Counce – CESI (Angouleme, France) – Counce will help establish educational content and relationships with Business schools in Arkansas that will be a part of the curriculum at CESI. He will also help implement a project into the school that allows American students to come to France and receive their Masters Degree in Engineering at CESI.
Caleb Denton – Heifer International (Harare, Zimbabwe) – Denton will conduct a research project to help determine how to best increase market access for farmers that are involved in the livestock value chains of beef, goat, and poultry. He will also determine what other value chains best complement those three livestock chains.
Molly Emerson – Awamaki (Ollantaytambo, Peru) – Emerson will be completing a monitoring and evaluation project with the nonprofit Awamkai in Ollantaytambo, Peru. Through this project, she will be determining if Awamaki is fulfilling its goal of improving the lives of local women artisans. Once the project is finished, she will be working with Awamaki’s marketing department to turn these results into graphics to share online and with potential donors.
Bailey Fohr – U.S. Department of State (Washington, D.C.) – Fohr will spend the summer working as the sole intern in the State Department’s Office of Caribbean Affairs. Her responsibilities include providing input to and management of the office’s U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy portfolios, attending Caribbean-American diaspora meetings and think tank and NGO briefings on the Caribbean region, supporting the Bureau’s policy objective to advance support for the crisis in Venezuela within the Caribbean region, and working with other government agencies to strengthen U.S.-Caribbean relations.
Allison Gent – Junior Achievement Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) – Gent will monitor and evaluate youth business programs and provide the organization with monthly progress reports. She will ultimately develop an impact report that will aid the organization in obtaining new funding sources and greater support.
Savanna George – Association of Albanian Girls and Women (Tirana, Albania) – George will conduct best practice research into the use of a community safe space owned by the organization. She will also help develop life skills and dynamics of human trafficking coursework being implemented with shelter residents.
Megan Grubb – Cidades Sem Fome (São Paulo, Brazil) – Grubb will be working with staff to expand their community outreach for their current food security programs. She will specifically focus on the Small Family Farms project that trains farmers to adopt multi-crop farming techniques.
Ganelle Holman – Syrian Emergency Task Force (Little Rock, Ark.) – Holman will be developing an online PR platform to increase the storytelling network for the taskforce worldwide. She will also develop an annual fundraising program to support an orphanage and women’s center for internally displaced women and children in Idlib, Syria. Holman will archive their stories online at SyrianTaskForce.org.
Logan Hunt – Arthik Samata Mandal (Vijayawada, India) – Hunt will be completing an evaluation of Arthik Samata Mandal’s women livelihood program. He will be collecting data from participants of the program and using that data to evaluate the impact of the program to date.
Nathan Keltch – Public Affairs Centre (Bangalore, India) – Keltch will work with researchers on governance issues surrounding employment programs in Bangalore, India.
Adam Kleinerman – Community Cloud Forest Conservation (Cobán, Guatamela) – Kleinerman will evaluate how donated vegetation plots are affecting the health and nutrition of rural Guatemalans in the Alta Verapaz region.
Corinne Kwapis – Women Political Leaders (Brussels, Belgium) – Kwapis will be organizing the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Forum hosted in Tokyo, Japan. She will work with WPL’s Managing Director and Programme Director in Brussels to develop program content and manage partnership relations.
Shelby Morrow – Awamaki (Ollantaytambo, Peru) – Morrow will plan and carry out an evaluation on the confidence levels and decision-making power of Awamaki participants.
Reiko Muranaka – Wesley College (Mwanza, Tanzania) – Muranaka will plan, develop, and implement a training program and materials for business coaches (local business owners) enrolled in the business incubator program at Wesley College. Business coaches will work with and support students and local community members in the business incubator program who launch their businesses
Justin Murdock – Awamaki (Ollantaytambo, Peru) – Awamaki is a women’s empowerment organization that works with artisan weavers to improve their financial stability and leadership capacity. Murdock will serve as the coordinator of a team of volunteers that will monitor and evaluate the effects of the organization’s programming on the women they aim to serve.
Shandrea Murphy-Washington – Department of Community Development, Government of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) – Murphy-Washington will be working at the Department of Community Development, Government of Ghana to evaluate the effectiveness of a UNICEF-funded vocational skills training program.
Christopher Ogom – FAO Kenya and Marsabit County Government (Marsabit, Kenya) – Ogom will help the County Government of Marsabit through the FAO program in addressing concerns on secure land tenure ship among indigenous communities of Marsabit County. He will be conducting a needs assessment that will help develop a robust localized land governance model.
Eric Osei – Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Ashland, Ky.) – Osei will create an evaluation plan to help to evaluate a garden program which aims to help the incarcerated to become master gardeners. He will also be attached to a seasonal grant writer to work on grants.
Richmond Osei-Danquah – Canopy Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ark.) – Osei-Danquah will be working on a research project to measure community attitudes around refugees and refugee resettlement. He will build on the work of last summer’s research intern and will help Canopy NWA determine the overall community perceptions of refugees and refugee resettlement in northwest Arkansas, the most common concerns or negative responses, and if they vary by city.
Alexis Pinkston – Florida Immigrant Coalition (Miami, Fla.) – Pinkston will work with volunteer attorneys and staff to improve application processes for the Florida Immigrant Coalition’s citizenship program. She will also work on the immigrant hotline to review and propose changes to the existing hotline protocols and create a training guide for hotline volunteers.
Damien Powell – The Starfish Foundation (Guayaquil, Ecuador) – Powell will work with the Starfish Foundation to evaluate its volunteer program and create an internal report recommending ways to improve the program and highlight areas of success. He will be looking at both the international and local volunteer programs to determine areas of concern, as well as highlight areas where the foundation is excelling.
Brady Ruffin – Nashville International Center for Empowerment (Nashville, Tenn.) – Ruffin will be working with the Community Empowerment Program to perform an evaluation of NICE’s Youth Education curriculum. This evaluation will serve to identify the most successful components of the curriculum and potential areas for improvement.
Jordan Sanders – Girl Up Initiative Uganda (Kampala, Uganda) – Sanders will be conducting an outcome evaluation for Girl Up Initiative Uganda to study the link between education and empowerment as it relates to their Adolescent Girls Program. She will use that information to document a program model and create suggestions to expand participants’ skill sets.
Christian Scott-Richards – Women Political Leaders (Brussels, Belgium) – Scott-Richards will work with Women Political Leaders to organize and plan the organization’s annual summit that will be held in Japan during the summer of 2019. This global event will bring together female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and Parliamentarians from all over the world. It will give the participants the opportunity to exchange best practices of leadership, legislation, and political agenda setting.
Samantha Sheffield – European Community Organizing Network (Czech Republic, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland) – Sheffield will interview community organizers from across the world who have participated in events offered by the European Community Organizing Network in hopes of telling the story of the organization’s tireless work to empower people who wish to improve their communities.
Sean Street – Mass Challenge (Jerusalem, Israel) – Street will be working with Mass Challenge on programming, curriculum, and mentorship for reach of the startup companies which apply to the program. He will also evaluate the success of the Accelerator’s Program in meeting the needs of the program.
Maya Tims – Junior Achievement Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) – Tims will monitor and evaluate the organization’s work readiness programs. She will collect data and present findings in an impact report.
Alex Tingquist – European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) (Brussels, Belgium) – Tingquist will be working with FEANTSA, the only European NGO dedicated solely to fighting homelessness. He will be assisting the organization in gathering best practices for innovative housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness.
Rachel Villafane – The DREAM Project (Cabarete, Dominican Republic) – Villafane will perform an evaluation of the organization’s program to increase documentation among Dominican youth. She will analyze program records, as well as conduct interviews and observations to assess the program’s outcomes.
Ben Washington – Department of Community Development, Government of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) – Washington joins a project aimed at reducing child abuse by evaluating a joint effort between the Government of Ghana and UNICEF. He will conduct a thorough evaluation of the program to assess reach and efficacy.
Jerome Wilson – African Prisons Project (Kampala, Uganda) – Wilson will create an evaluation plan to measure the impact of African Prison Project’s Justice Changemaker Programme. He will develop data collection processes and create measures to assess the programs impact and barriers to its implementation.
Andrea Zekis – Winrock International (Kathmandu, Nepal) – Zekis will contribute several writing and research tasks towards the creation of a year-end annual report and project work plan for the KISAN II project, a USAID-funded sustainable agricultural program in Nepal. She will conduct interviews to determine the project’s impact and analyze data with Geographic Information Systems software as part of her tasks.
First-year student Shelby Morrow was recently selected as the National Service Honoree for the 42nd annual Arkansas Community Service Awards. The Arkansas Community Service Awards recognize individuals for their dedication, commitment, and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism within the state.
Morrow was nominated by Our House development director Caroline Robbins. Morrow spent more than two years volunteering at Our House, where she worked to bring in $850,000 in unrestricted funding. Those dollars have impacted the lives of more than 3,000 people and families through the organization.
Before enrolling at the Clinton School, Morrow a year of service as a Development VISTA at Our House. She previously worked as a Youth Program AmeriCorps member at Our Club, an after-school program for homeless and near-homeless youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
“It feels just really, it’s about justice,” Morrow said in an interview with KARK News. “It’s kind of about knowing I have a certain amount of skills, and listening, or something I can physically do. It’s not necessarily about what I can do, it’s just being there if needed.”
Morrow is a graduate of Hendrix College with a degree in anthropology.
In 2017-18, a Practicum team comprised of four first-year students from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Julie Joy (Portland, Maine), Nicole Kanu (Little Rock, Ark.), Madhav Shroff (Hot Springs, Ark.), and Patrick McBride (Washington, D.C.) – worked on an expansion study to identify area hospital needs, current capacity for Ronald McDonald House to help, and next steps for growth of its programs. Through their efforts, RMHCA was made aware of unmet needs at area hospitals, but particularly at UAMS. A partnership was formed that started with a meal delivery program from RMHCA and quickly expanded into a project to help in a larger way, by building a Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAMS.
The Family Room will be one of three programs operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (RMHCA) and will serve approximately 1,000 families each year, doubling the impact of RMHCA programs. Through the Family Room program, families with babies in the NICU will be able to remain present and involved in their child’s hospitalization and treatment, while helping them in the healing process. This will be the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in central Arkansas.
The goal of the Family Room is to provide respite and keep families together during the stress of having a baby in the NICU. The 2,000 SF space will have up to four overnight rooms for families with siblings and a common area for day use by up to 64 NICU families. This includes living and dining areas with a coffee and beverage station, laundry facilities, kitchen with nightly dinner provided, family bathroom with a shower, plus a play area. The Ronald McDonald Family Room will allow parents to retreat from the constant dings, bells, and buzzes of their baby’s NICU room into a quiet space so they can be in the best position to make vital decisions and be present both mentally and physically for their babies.
“We are delighted to partner with UAMS to create a Ronald McDonald Family Room just steps from the NICU,” said Janell Mason, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. “Our 5-story Ronald McDonald House served more than 1,200 families last year from UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Baptist Health Medical Center. Creating this new program at UAMS will enable more families to stay together with their other children, experience the comforts of home, enjoy a good night’s rest, and allow them to better focus on the care of their infant. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Since 1986, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas (LACA) has worked with volunteer tutors to provide basic literacy and English language instruction to thousands of adults. Nearly 150,000 people in central Arkansas struggle with basic literacy skills, and more than 93 million Americans read at or below a basic level.
Literacy struggles can impact nearly every facet of a person’s life, from applying to jobs to understanding a prescription medicine label. LACA works to address these issues in the form of one-on-one volunteer tutors and programs that specialize in helping illiterate and ESL populations.
One of those programs is Project LIFT, a free, six-week program that stands for Literacy Inspiring Family Transformations. Launched in the spring of 2018, the program is designed to bring children and parents together by promoting literacy in the home through reading, speaking, and art activities.
“For the kids, it’s to help them in school,” said Sarah Standridge, Director of Adult Literacy Programs. “At the same time, it’s also for the parents to understand the importance of reading in the home.”
After launching last spring, Project LIFT’s program last summer grew quickly in size despite a small budget and little time to advertise. As the program started to expand its reach, the LACA staff wanted to make sure it was attracting the people who needed it the most.
“We wanted to know how we can attract the kind of people who need our help,” Standridge said. “A lot of the families that attended the early sessions were already book lovers. We wanted to know, how do we attract those families that need our help, who are maybe on the edge of success in the school system, to come to the program and to benefit the most from it? What are the types of things they want to learn?”
To help answer those questions, the Clinton School team – made up of Bailey Fohr (Nashville, Tenn.), Nathan Keltch (Little Rock, Ark.), Justin Murdock (Conway, Ark.), Jerome Wilson, Jr. (Portsmouth, Va.) – set up focus groups and interviews with past participants of the program to get their insight on what makes the program appealing.
“The summer program (in 2018) was a success but in different ways than expected, which is the great thing about the Clinton School focus group,” said Kathleen Conley, LACA Director of Development. “We get to tailor this year’s program to those comments.”
In addition to interviews and focus groups, the team conducted independent research on family literacy programs across the country to evaluate their different successes. The group also looked at a wide range of literacy research to help inform their suggestions.
“It’s easy to forget how critical literacy is; it’s such a base skill,” Keltch said. “The work LACA is doing is incredibly important. If you know how to read, you can apply for jobs and get better housing and become healthier and continue to educate yourself.”
This month, the team will present its research and recommendations for Project LIFT to the LACA staff.
“Having a group like the Clinton School group come in and assess our program, especially in its first year, is great in terms of sustainability and longevity of the services we provide,” Conley said. “We can maximize their efficiency.”
Serve Colorado empowers community-based organizations to meet locally identified needs through national service and volunteerism. Housed in the Office of Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, the program’s work is guided by its collaboratively developed State Service Plan. The Commission guides the work in three distinct programs: AmeriCorps Colorado, the state agency of the national domestic service program; Colorado Reads, the state’s early literacy initiative; and Days of Service to promote volunteerism.
Along with these three programs, Serve Colorado hosts and participates in a number of events, including the Governor’s Service Awards, the AmeriCorps Opening Day Ceremony, retreats for AmeriCorps members, various literacy events, and more.
Wegner will be working with the training officer to hold outreach throughout the state of Colorado, conducting information and listening sessions to inform communities about AmeriCorps and better understand their most pressing needs. He will also be assisting the program officers, fiscal officer, and directors on days of service and annual events hosted by Serve Colorado.