Designed for AmeriCorps Program Managers and State Training Officers who want to provide support to their AmeriCorps members in making a successful transition from AmeriCorps into employment or education.
The LAAB is a resource for you so that you have everything you need to host engaging and impactful sessions for your members either virtual, hybrid, or in person. The LAAB includes templates, outlines, materials, and activities so that you can create your own custom experience for members, but don’t have to start from scratch. It also includes guidance on how to adapt activities to a virtual platform. In addition, with your purchase of LAAB, you get access for up to 2 staff members and you can keep everything inside and use it for as long as you want. Your two staff members will also have access to weekly Q&A calls with the LAAB creator, Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, who can help you brainstorm how to make your sessions as engaging as possible and how to work through any challenges or constraints you face.
Life After AmeriCorps Workshop Series
The Life After AmeriCorps workshop series is a four part series that is open to members and alumni. A program or commission can purchase tickets for members individually or you can buy a program pass if you have more than 35 members.
The Secret to ‘Eazy Peezy’ Budgeting & Saving When Earning Less Than Minimum Wage with Tanya Burgess; February 26th, 10 am – 11 am Pacific Time
Eazy Peezy Budgeting uses a system of checks and balances to improve your finances, credit, and budgeting habits when living on minimum wage or less. This session is designed for current AmeriCorps members and alumni who are interested in how to save money and set up a budget while they are living on very little income.
Telling Your Professional Story Online in a New Digital World with Corina Sadler, March, 26th, 10-11 am Pacific Time
Corina Sadler, CVA will discuss how having a strong digital presence has shaped her career including preventing burnout and charting a path for success in the new digital workplace. Learn tips for using social media to boost your resume and add value to your position. Corina’s avid use of LinkedIn networking coupled with a passion for promoting volunteer engagement allows her to create deep conversations within the sector. Discussions are happening around why volunteer managers should showcase our work in new ways and how to promote ourselves to new audiences online. Learn tips to take your experience and perspective to new heights by telling your professional story online.
Making a Great First Virtual Impression while Showing Up Authentically with Yolanda Fraction, April 23rd, 10-11 am Pacific Time
Whether it’s a job interview or a conversation with a mentor, you are likely to have an important video call coming up in which it’s important that you make a great first impression. Good news, we are going to help you prepare! During this workshop Yolanda will cover tips for what to say, how to say it, and how to set up your space for a professional look and sound. Ever feel like being yourself and being a professional are a contradiction? We’ll cover that too.
Alumni Panel: How I Used My Education Award facilitated by Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, May 28th, 10-11 am Pacific Time
Paying off student loans, pursuing graduate school, taking an online course in underwater basket weaving… there are so many options for how to use your education award. During this webinar you will get a chance to hear directly from AmeriCorps alumni who navigated MyAmeriCorps.gov successfully and used their award to further their goals. Get ideas, tips on making it through the paperwork, and have an opportunity to ask questions.
A workshop ticket is $35 per member. You can get a program pass for $1200 to get 35 tickets or more. You can also book the same workshop for your program for $1200 on a date and time of your choosing that works for your program. You could also pair up with other programs or request that the State Commission assist in booking a workshop for members from all the programs.
Welcome to National Service – Making the Most of Your Service Term (for Members)
You have just been inducted into an AmeriCorps program. Welcome aboard! AmeriCorps service is different from anything you have done before. In this webinar you will learn more about the history of AmeriCorps, the expectations of all AmeriCorps members, and a few key tips to ensure that you have a successful term of service.
Welcome to AmeriCorps – It’s Unlike Anything You Have Seen Before
Description: Whether this is your first time supervising an AmeriCorps member or whether you have several years of experience, there is always something new to learn about AmeriCorps. It is an amazing program that can help you accomplish more and leverage the talents of dedicated service members. It is also full of very specific requirements and unintuitive regulations. We will dig into the what, why, and how of AmeriCorps in this enlightening and entertaining webinar.