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AmeriCorps Week

By Elizabeth White

Happy AmeriCorps Week! Did you know that the US participants in our corps programs are AmeriCorps members?  As an AmeriCorps grantee, EarthCorps is connected to a vibrant national service movement that has contributed 1.4 billion hours of service at non-profits, schools, public agencies and community groups across the United States.   This is our week to celebrate… Keep reading

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The Invaluable Lessons of AmeriCorps Service

By Talasi Brooks, Alumni 2007

I served as an AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps in 2007. My year of service taught me invaluable leadership and teamwork skills, a strong work ethic, how to manage money on a very meager budget, and instilled in me a spirit of volunteerism that still motivates me to serve my community. Working in close quarters with… Keep reading

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Spirit of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed that “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” EarthCorps has seen a surge of community members wanting to give back. In January and February 2017 more than 1,100 volunteers have worked with us to improve the health of our parks; a 30% increase from… Keep reading

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Proud to be a Steward

By Clarissa Bulosan, Puget Sound Steward

I began my time with EarthCorps by volunteering on the weekends at various parks around the Puget Sound. I would show up Saturday morning, work in the park for a few hours, and then go home. After a month or two, I found myself wanting more. I wanted to know which native plants worked best… Keep reading

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The Tale of a Transplant

By Sarah Gustafson, Puget Sound Steward

I have a secret. I’m a transplant. Not native to the Puget Sound area. Instead, I spent my seedling years in Los Angeles, California. So when I moved here in 2013, it felt pretty lonely. Even though Seattle’s an awesome place. (For example – football. We have a formidable team and they have won the… Keep reading

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EarthCorps Alumna featured at Sally Jewell’s Farewell

By Revina Moore, Alumna 2015

My story starts out like so many others. I was raised in Harlem, as an only child with a single mother, and a father I never knew.  For 20 years we lived in a subsidized, renovated tenement building, with walls so thin you could hear the rats scuttling around in the dark voids. Outside, the… Keep reading

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The Job that Sticks With You

By Lindsey Falkenburg, Crew Leader 2014

For the past couple of months I had the honor of standing in as EarthCorps’ Program Coordinator Assistant while the real Program Coordinator was on maternity leave. There are a lot of amazing things I loved about my job, but interviewing and selecting the 2017 corps members might be my favorite responsibility. Elizabeth, the Corps Operation… Keep reading

MLK Day Volunteer Event

By EarthCorps

Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making MLK Day “a day ON, not a day OFF!” Volunteer at Cheasty Greenspace with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership on Monday January 16. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages will be restoring this vital greenspace in Beacon Hill by removing aggressive weeds, planting trees and spreading mulch. EarthCorps… Keep reading

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EarthCorps’ New Website

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

Welcome to EarthCorps’ new website and blog! We hope that you like the new look! But more importantly, we hope that you find the new website easy to navigate and use. With a few clicks or taps, you can learn about our story, sign up to volunteer at a restoration event, apply to be a… Keep reading

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The Birds and the Bees

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

You’ve seen it in the news: Honeybee populations are declining at an alarming rate across the country. Unfortunately, it’s not just the honeybees that are losing ground. Other pollinators close to home, like certain butterflies and bumblebees that are native to the Puget Sound region and vital to our forest’s health, are declining towards extinction… Keep reading

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Building my Career

By Tom Lawler, Corps Member 2015

It is now a year since I ventured out from the EarthCorps community into an unknown future. I would say I ventured away from the community, but the truth is EarthCorps has remained in my life as cherished memories and hard learned lessons. Now, in December, at the freezing-dreary end of the year, it is… Keep reading