The DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Program, based in Greenfield, Mass., partners with area schools and youth-serving agencies to create innovative full-time service opportunities throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Established in 1996, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps serves a geographic area that spans from Greenfield to Springfield, from rural to urban settings.
For 10 months each academic year, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members support local youth through mentoring, creative activities, experiential learning and positive youth development. They use a student-centered approach to encourage young people to develop autonomy, belonging and confidence in themselves as learners. Members are trained to use the conversational skills of “motivational interviewing” to support young people in setting goals and activating the resources they can use to achieve them.
DIAL/SELF’s next application deadline is February 15. Stop by this information table to speak with Caroline Palmer, Service Quality Specialist with the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Program, to learn more about this application process and whether this or other AmeriCorps programs might be a good fit for you!
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Dr. Gonzalves will discuss the Smithsonian Institution’s ambitious programming challenge—to present tie-based music-related events every day in 2019. It’s also the planet’s largest music museum. You will hear an insider’s take on the state of research, collections and exhibition work at an institution tasked with the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge.
AmeriCorps is a national network of hundreds of programs across the nation offering a variety of service opportunities, from the classroom to the outdoors and everything in between.
Under the “AmeriCorps” umbrella, two programs are managed nationally: AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC. The other program, under the general heading of AmeriCorps State & National, also referred to simply as AmeriCorps, funds local and national organizations throughout the United States to recruit AmeriCorps members.
No matter what you’re passionate about, where you’re from, or why you choose to serve, AmeriCorps gives recent graduates a chance to be part of the greater good. But with so many different programs and opportunities available, how does a student decipher and decide between them? And how, ultimately, do you decide if an AmeriCorps fellowship is the right post-graduate opportunity for you?
In this information session, Caroline Palmer, Service Quality Specialist with the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Program (based in Greenfield, Mass.), will explain what participants can expect from AmeriCorps programs, provide advice on navigating the application process, and generally help attendees evaluate their options. Come with questions!
Steven Dunn, aka Pothole (because he’s deep in these streets), is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press—Potted Meat (2016) and water & power (2018)—and a chapbook, Our Migrations (Business Bear Press, 2018). Potted Meat, which Laird Hunt described as “full of wonder and silence and beauty and strangeness and ugliness and sadness and truth and hope,” has been adapted to film by Foothills Productions. Dunn was born and raised in West Virginia, and is currently an MFA student at Stetson University, and an MFA instructor at Regis University.
The reading will be followed by refreshments.