We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.
We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!
We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.
Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.

We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!

We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.

Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.

Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.

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STEM AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Projects in Action Across South
This summer, STEM AmeriCorps is taking on a new challenge as 256 AmeriCorps VISTAs fan out across six Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia) to connect 18,000 students in low-performing schools with learning opportunities. As expected, reports from the field about the program are filling our inboxes.
Students are being encouraged to learn through a variety of hands-on techniques led by our VISTA Summer Associates and community participants who are sharing their enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Some are building robots, some are exploring career opportunities by becoming a “Scientist for a day,” and others are learning about food production or trying their hand at computer programming.
The photos above were provided by the Heart of Florida United Way Together For Tomorrow VISTA Project where Dr. Lester Morales from the Kennedy Space Center led a training session with VISTA Summer Associates on curriculum for summer learning as well as during the school session.  VISTA hopes to build connections with NASA specialists around the country to provide similar educational opportunities at other projects.
STEM education is drawing a lot of interest lately, energized by the recent White House Science Fair and Maker Faire. The STEM AmeriCorps summer program is an expansion of current CNCS initiatives and partnerships, such as the Maker Education Initiative, that will engage tens of thousands in STEM learning and encourage students in underserved urban and rural areas to explore careers in these disciplines.

STEM AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Projects in Action Across South

This summer, STEM AmeriCorps is taking on a new challenge as 256 AmeriCorps VISTAs fan out across six Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia) to connect 18,000 students in low-performing schools with learning opportunities. As expected, reports from the field about the program are filling our inboxes.

Students are being encouraged to learn through a variety of hands-on techniques led by our VISTA Summer Associates and community participants who are sharing their enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Some are building robots, some are exploring career opportunities by becoming a “Scientist for a day,” and others are learning about food production or trying their hand at computer programming.

The photos above were provided by the Heart of Florida United Way Together For Tomorrow VISTA Project where Dr. Lester Morales from the Kennedy Space Center led a training session with VISTA Summer Associates on curriculum for summer learning as well as during the school session.  VISTA hopes to build connections with NASA specialists around the country to provide similar educational opportunities at other projects.

STEM education is drawing a lot of interest lately, energized by the recent White House Science Fair and Maker Faire. The STEM AmeriCorps summer program is an expansion of current CNCS initiatives and partnerships, such as the Maker Education Initiative, that will engage tens of thousands in STEM learning and encourage students in underserved urban and rural areas to explore careers in these disciplines.

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Introducing ServiceWorks

ServiceWorks — powered by the Citi Foundation, AmeriCorps and Points of Light — is a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 low-income youth and young adults in 10 cities develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.  Funded by the Citi Foundation, the program will deploy 225 AmeriCorps members over the next three years, making it the largest corporate-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA program in the country. ServiceWorks will provide underserved young adults training in critical 21st century leadership and project management skills, the chance to build their networks and connections to community, and the opportunity to use their new skills by participating in and leading volunteer service projects. We are excited to join with the Citi Foundation and Points of Light to announce the 10 host sites chosen to execute the program. Read more about the host sites, and watch this new video explaining ServiceWorks!  

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