Monday, June 27, 2011

Stories from the Field: Lincoln Elementary, S.A.G.E & Stone Soup

Here's the latest update from the AmeriCorps NCCC team currently serving at SAGE. Through this series of blog posts (each written by a different member of the team) we hope to provide you with an inside look at AmeriCorps NCCC and the service experiences the team is encountering at SAGE, the Corvallis Environmental Center, and with our 11 partner organizations in Benton County. Our third service story comes from Corrie "Carrot" Alsleben, originally from Wisconsin, who is one of seven members on the team and is also serves as the Project Outreach Liaison on the team:


"I can't choose a favorite work site, I have many that I really like. S.A.G.E has been AWESOME to work at. You can really see the progress since we've been here. Cleaning the chicken coop is not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and the bee class we had at the S.A.G.E hives was so cool. Coloring little wooden pictures for the Lincoln School Garden was so much fun as well! I got to just sit down with the kids and laugh while we were all coloring. Even though it's a lot of work to prepare the meal, working at the Stone Soup soup kitchen is really fun, too. It may seem like work work work and busy busy busy, but it's all worth it in the end when people have a nice hot meal to eat.

For me this project is very rewarding. I am learning many different things every single day, and all of our site supervisors are great!"

The team has been doing great things in Corvallis this summer!  Check out the Gazette Times article about them from Saturday's edition!