Month

April 2010

An Urban Garden Grows More than Vegetables

“Are there worms in there?” “Ewwww…did you put them in there?” “What do I do if I find one?” “What sort of tools are we using?” “We have to use our hands?!  But what if I touch a worm?!” The students and I stood around our newly constructed garden beds preparing to begin planting.  Up
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Say It, Use It, Spell It Bee!

On April 14th and 15th the first Say it, Use it, Spell it-Bee occurred at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club.  Twenty students participated in the event, showing off their vocabulary skills.  Our amazing Reading Coaches handpicked grade-appropriate words for their students in a competitio
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Training for the Ages

For all of us State Members, team meetings come around once a month like clockwork.  Things that are discussed during these meetings are upcoming events (school and/or Generations Incorporated (GI) events), ways to improve our reading coach model, ideas for activities, operation chang
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The Reach of our Program: Family Engagement in Revere

Early this spring, our Experience Corps Members (ECM) at the James A. Garfield School in Revere happily carried the student folders and bookfolders from the Generations Incorporated room in the loft of the library into the main lobby of the school for the family engagement event later
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A Treasure in Our Pirate-themed Literacy Room

Students like 6 year-old, Maryam keep me on my toes at the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club.  Maryam approached me about a month ago when I was on my usual walk through the club collecting familiar students.  She stood out with her tiny stature, uniform, and lack of verbal communication.  M
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Why I Serve

As I’ve been nearing the end of my 2nd year of AmeriCorps service, I’ve been reflecting quite a lot about why I came to Generations Incorporated.  Many people know that I came here from a non-profit job after deciding I wanted the opportunity to do more direct, hands-on work than my c
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Boston Globe: “Tutoring found to help mentors, too”

The Boston Globe recently ran an article applauding the accolades of Experience Corps,click here to read it.  We’re proud to host Greater Boston’s Experience Corps program and successfully engage 300 adults 55+ in volunteer opportunities that promote aging healthfully.  
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