by: Barbara Wheeler, AmeriCorps Assistant Coordinator
At this time last year, I was beginning to realize that I had a fleeting amount of time left to really enjoy my experience with the Vincentian Service Corps. There was much to enjoy about springtime in St. Louis: hiking in Forest Park, cheering on the Cardinals, and – one of my favorites – walking a few blocks to savor a root beer at Fitz’s. Of course, it was rather difficult to appreciate the remaining weeks when I was also anxious about that looming question: What next?
If this sounds familiar to those of you preparing to become CVN AmeriCorps Alums, you may be interested in our two upcoming webinars delving into the subject of “Life After AmeriCorps”. This Tuesday, May 15, at 7pm EST, Caitlin Baummer and I will be discussing how to access and how to use your award, as well as some of the “lesser known” perks of being AmeriCorps alum. Did you know AmeriCorps alums could get their taxes done for free? Did you know that you could qualify for the National Service Trust to pay the interest that has been accruing on loans that were in forbearance during your term of service? If not, this webinar is for you.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
At that moment, I realized that I was doing something right. Although it didn’t always seem like it, I was teaching my students. Despite my struggling, I was making a difference. Every Christmas, I buy a Rice Crispy Treat and think about my first class and the lessons we taught each other.
Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week! Take time this week and appreciate your favorite teacher with a Rice Crispy Treat! For more information on the teaching programs offered through Catholic Volunteer Network, visit our website here.