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Stories of Service

National Volunteer Week: Sandra McIntosh

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked Sandra McIntosh, Team Leader at St. Stephens After School Program, why she serves: From the beginning, I have been inspired by the large gains children can make in their literacy skills in only a few short months. But more than that, I als
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John F. Kennedy Remembered

November 22, 1963 I was 13 years old, goofing off with my friends in the school cafeteria. Suddenly, our principal spoke over the loudspeaker, directing all students to report to the auditorium.  After we all settled into our seats, he told us that President Kennedy had been shot. We
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Fred and Martha Smith: Recipients of the AARP Andrus Award

On September 23, 2013, Fred and Martha Smith, both volunteers at Generations Incorporated, were presented the AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service.  The Andrus award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their exp
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What Makes a Mentor

I was lucky enough to be able to serve with Esther Williams, an AARP Experience Corps volunteer who serves at the Yawkey Boys Camp; Girls Club of Roxbury, last year while I was the Program Associate. Seeing her working with the students one-on-one made it very clear to me that she had
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Carol Brown 1944-2012

I met Carol Brown in 2004 when she first began to work for Generations Incorporated as our morning receptionist, a position she held until 2009 when she decided to retire. After her retirement, she volunteered every Friday morning until spring 2012 when she had to stop because of surg
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AARP Experience Corps Member Honored as a “Roxbury Living Legend”

Ms. Margaret Jackson recently celebrated her 90th birthday.  She has been a very active and excellent volunteer for many years. She is as sweet and kind and generous as they come.  She is a long time resident of Roxbury and Ms. Jackson takes great pride in helping young community chil
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Senator John Kerry’s Visit with AmeriCorps

Shortly before Senator John Kerry arrived, the folks from the Massachusetts Service Alliance shuttled us upstairs.  They quickly briefed us on how the event would proceed: handshakes with the Senator first, group photo second, and discussion third.  Then our small group was able to ta
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AmeriCorps Week Spotlight: Darlene Ferguson

Darlene Ferguson is a foster mom, a grandmother of five and a classroom literacy volunteer in Revere with Generations Incorporated. She chose to be a mentor because she loves kids. “I love being around children and feeling like I’m making a difference in their lives.” Darlene routinel
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AmeriCorps Week Spotlight: Program Associate Darby Sanders

Why I Joined I’ll admit, I joined Generations Incorporated to work with children. Why? Quite simply, something magical happens when a child learns something for the first time. By helping a child learn, you become part of that magic. Throughout my college experience at nearby BU, I so
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AmeriCorps Week Spotlight: Serving at the Boys & Girls Club in Roxbury

I’m currently serving my first year of AmeriCorps as a Program Associate with Generations Incorporated. I started this program year unsure of what to expect but I can’t be more pleased with how things have turned out. I’m learning so much not only about the students we help, but also 
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