Earth Day Reflection: Service and the Impact of Climate Change in Alaska

Climate change is coming to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. In fact, one could easily argue that climate change has already made its way into the very way of life of the people here. The planet is changing. Storms are devastating the southeast United States at rates that are unbelievable. And while Florida and Puerto Rico…

MLK Day of Service 2016

  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, our JV AmeriCorps members participated in restoration projects, rallies, food drives, and more! Check out a few summaries of this year’s MLK Day service activities! From Laura Paolino,…

Living with the Land and Building Community

JV AmeriCorps member Sarah Komisar serves at the Sitka Conservation Society in Sitka, Alaska. Below Komisar shares her experience teaching Sitka’s youth how to live with the land and build community through the processing of deer.  Living with the land and building community can be done in many ways. As a JV AmeriCorps member at The Sitka Conservation Society…

MLK Day 2015!

In honor of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, our JV AmeriCorps members participated in rallies and celebrations, joined in restoration projects, organized food drives, and more! Check out a few photos from this year’s MLK Day engagement! Thank you to current JVs and JV AmeriCorps members, former volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, and…

Every Day is Earth Day

Anna Osborn is a second year JVC Northwest AmeriCorps member inspiring others to become environmental stewards. Here she shares how her service this year is making a green impact within the Columbia Gorge community in and around Hood River, OR. I serve at the Gorge Grown Food Network as well as the Hood River Middle…

Living With the Land

Mary Wood (Sitka, AK) serves as the Living with the Land and Building Community Jesuit Volunteer AmeriCorps member at the Sitka Conservation Society (SCS). Here she highlights the value of giving youth a connection to the natural world. I am serving in the Tongass National Forest, a coastal temperate rainforest which is the largest national…