Fresh Faces: New Staff & AmeriCorps *VISTA Members

We are glad to welcome three new staff members and five new AmeriCorps *VISTA members to Generations Incorporated! We are excited to begin the 2015 program year with new skills, ideas and experience added to our team of volunteers and staff. Tracy Gibbs joins us as the Recruitment Spe
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A VISTA Farewell: Jenny Bourgoin

After an astonishingly fast 12 months, my fellow VISTAs and I have come upon our last day of service. It is always difficult to say goodbye to something you cherish, and this is certainly no exception. I feel very fortunate that I have been a part of this organization for two years, f
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National Volunteer Week: Why Do You Serve?

There is a question that is posed to every single potential member of the organization who wishes to serve.   This question always invokes an immediate response of thoughtful introspection and can even, for some, stir within them their deepest emotions.  No two answers are ever the sa
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Kindergarten Matters More than Ever!

Inequalities at the Starting Line: State Kindergarten Policies By Emily Workman of the Education Commission of the States It is throughout the earliest years of a child’s education that he/she gains the foundation upon which subsequent learning is built. A high-quality, full-day, ever
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Crafting for a Cause

Back in November 2012, we challenged volunteers, AmeriCorps members and friends of Generations Incorporated to knit or crochet 20 hats, blankets and scarves to donate to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). NECHV assists veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessn
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A Sense of Community at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club

One of the most rewarding aspects of my year of service so far has been to watch the development of personal relationships as well as the growth of a sense of community at our program sites. At the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club it has been especially moving to see the bonds that hav
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AmeriCorps Week 2013

So I have gotten into this habit that every time I finish a task I say “getting things done for America.” Now this might be logical and motivational and all sorts of good if I said it after a productive reading session with a student or after finishing my monthly report, and I do in f
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AmeriCorp Alum Highlight: Tracy Gilbert

Tracy Gilbert was a part of the Generations Incorporated (GI) AmeriCorps program back in the 1999-2000 program year. She, along with the majority of her fellow AmeriCorps members, were from outside of the Boston area and fresh out of college. Many were unsure of their future career pa
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Active Aging in the Office!

In the week following President’s Day, Boston and Revere Elementary Schools had February Break, giving our hard-working AARP Experience Corps members a well-deserved vacation. While elementary school hallways remained quiet, our office bustled with activity as we offered many Active A
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February Break

All throughout February we celebrated Black History Month at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club. There were a number of speakers who came to the Club and interacted with the children in our Reading Coaches program. Last Tuesday, we had Roxbury police officer Bill Baxter come and speak t
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