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AmeriCorps 201 - Shared screen with speaker view
Samantha Lukasiewicz
02:20:10
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Leanne Costantindidis
02:20:11
HI Analise, really looking forward to it!!
Samantha Lukasiewicz
02:20:12
lol
Julie Brown
02:22:46
Jessica ROCKS!!
Roxanne Saunders
02:23:09
Absolutely:)
Susan Carminucci
02:23:17
Yes she does!!!
Susan Carminucci
02:25:12
Going to miss you Shanna!!!
Joy Pugh
02:34:59
Good point Kellie. Logistically, we have a weekly Zoom staff meeting with all members on Thursdays and a weekly email that goes out on Fridays.
Kellie Mattingly
02:49:13
I send out text reminders to our members through a website called Remind
Susan Carminucci
02:53:16
We recruit from our client base, like Shanna, but we also tap VCU Social Work program through handshake.
Roxanne Saunders
02:58:20
That sounds like a really great team building activity:)
Nancy Heltman
02:58:55
we have done a ropes course for our members in initial training.
Shanna Boutchyard
03:01:12
I didn't get to talk much about this, but in terms of weekly check-ins/update meetings, something we have found really successful is assigning a member each month to be "in charge" of at least one of those weekly meetings, to really give them a sense of responsibility about what is happening in the program. We think it builds ownership. (So that person keeps in closer touch with me during that month to make sure we are all on the same page.) We also try to establish, early on, teams for different things we have to accomplish during the year: Volunteer Trainings, Service Projects, Community Outreach events, Recognition events, etc. This happened as a result of survey results, when people felt overwhelmed at feeling like they had to be involved in every single aspect of the program.
Nora Lopez
03:02:51
Great ideas - thank you!
Susan Carminucci
03:18:47
Great point Joy!!
Alejandra Caballero
03:20:19
Could you say the name of the social work group again?
Jesella Zambrano
03:20:52
Thank you!!!
Alejandra Caballero
03:21:11
Thanks for repeating the resource
Gail Doyle
03:21:30
Thanks everyone on the panel! That was awesome!
Shanna Boutchyard
03:22:21
Thank you to OVCS and all the programs! Best of luck this year!
Kellie Mattingly
03:22:32
That's great! Our members won't start until January so extending the enrollment would be helpful.
Kimberly Brown
03:23:02
Thank you all panel members for participating! Thank you Shanna for your service and all you do!