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Monday, October 28 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Filling the Breaks

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Join us for a panel discussion of how AmeriCorps programs can (and do) partner with ELO programs for mutually beneficial programming during school breaks. Many AmeriCorps members in Washington State are placed in schools serving as tutors and mentors. Full-time service in AmeriCorps is 1,700 hours which is a challenge to fulfill due to school breaks. At the same time the school breaks place a burden on low-income families who struggle to find, and afford, childcare during the breaks. Learn how AmeriCorps members can meet their service hour commitment by providing additional academic, social, and emotional supports to children and youth served by ELO programs during these times. Hear about innovative partnership possibilities with the Washington Service Corps and Washington Reading Corps, and the United Way of King County’s VISTA Summer Associate Summer Meal program. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.

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Amber Martin-Jahn

Executive Director, Serve Washington
Amber joined Serve Washington as its executive director in February 2018. Working hand-in-hand with members of the governor-appointed commission, she and her team work to advance national service, volunteerism and civic engagement to improve lives, expand opportunity to meet local... Read More →
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Jenny Walden

Sr. Program Manager, Financial Stability, United Way of King County
As an AmeriCorps alumni, Jenny Walden leads a portfolio of poverty and hunger alleviation direct service programs with United Way of King County. Jenny holds a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Washington and served her two practicums with School’s Out Washington... Read More →
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Kendra DeBow

Site and Member Services Supervisor
Kendra joined Washington Service Corps in 2014. She is an AmeriCorps alum, and a graduate from the Evergreen State College with a professional background in social services and national service program coordination. Kendra is currently the Site and Member Services Supervisor for Washington... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT

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