This AmeriCorps Life

This AmeriCorps Life

By Arizona Serve
A new podcast by members, for members: past, present, and future.

Sarah Haber, Communications and Events Coordinator hosts this authentic look at what it means to be an Arizona Serve AmeriCorps members in both Yavapai and Pima County. We also welcome Emily Carey, AmeriCorps VISTA Team Leader who now has taken over hosting in Yavapai County!
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SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE: GSS REFLECTION
Chelsea Forer, our AmeriCorps Community Schools member is back! Forer and host Sarah Haber sit down with the founder and Principal of Changemaker High School Luis Perales to reflect of the Guest Speaker Series training on The School To Prison Pipeline. Perales shares his experience as an educator and the importance of going above and beyond for our students. 
52:36
May 18, 2020
THE MOTHERLODE
Happy Mother's Day to all! On this special episode of This AmeriCorps Life host Sarah Haber sits don with here mommy, Nicole Doliner. Nicole served as a PeaceCorps volunteer from 1983-1985 in Kenya. Hear her perspective on all different kinds of service as well as the perspective of a parent reflecting on their child serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer!! 
33:23
May 10, 2020
FOOD AS MEDICINE LIVE
AmeriCorps VISTA Sue Kim serving as the Diabetes Care Coordinator at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona & El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center joins host Sarah Haber for the second ever This AmeriCorps Life LIVE. Sue discusses her experience relocating to Tucson from New Jersey to help coordinate food distributions in the Tucson community. 
26:28
April 29, 2020
SPROUT INTO SERVICE
AmeriCorps VISTA Team Leader Emily Carey sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA Paul Rizik serving as the Farm to School Coordinator for the Prescott Unified School District and discuss how to educate students on healthy fruits an vegetables.  
29:43
April 20, 2020
HERE'S THE SCOOP ON THE DIAPER BANK LIVE!
We are LIVE! On this special episode of This AmeriCorps Life, host Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA Emily Parker serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. Parker shares her experience serving for the first ever Diaper Bank in the nation and  answers questions on how to navigate your VISTA year on the VISTA budget! Special thank you to our guests for joined us!  
37:35
April 20, 2020
SOME GOOD 40 HOURS
AmeriCorps VISTA Prescott Team Leader Emily Caret chats with AmeriCorps VISTA Kirsten Slora serving at the Yavapai County Community Health Service as the Exceptional Health Care Coordinator. Slora has being coordinating the Yavapai Special Needs Support Group *Virtal* Event. This will entail a panel discussion with special education professional in Yavapai County. Hear about how just coordinating this wonderful event! http://www.yavapai.us/chs 
26:00
April 10, 2020
4 GENERATIONS OF LEADERS
Due to the current state of affairs, This AmeriCorps Life, is going ZOOM! Hosts Sarah Haber and  Emily Carey sit down (from a distance) with Annie Reifsnyder, Training and Program Manager of Arizona Serve and Kelley Villa of Pinnacle Prevention. All 4 served as the VISTA Team Leader in Prescott. Hear about the perspective of a team leader role from 4 different generations as well as what our AmeriCorps program is doing in response to COVID- 19.  http://www.pinnacleprevention.org/
48:25
April 3, 2020
MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Sounds like we've got a new host on board! AmeriCorps Community Schools Team Leader Nadia Nichols makes her hosting debut. Nichols sits down with AmeriCorps Community Schools member Pamela Salen who serves at El Rio as their Mindfulness Coordinator. Hear how she brings mindfulness practices into the classroom and relax as Salen facilitates a mindfulness practice in this episode! 
16:42
March 13, 2020
IT TAKES TWO: DEDICATING A YEAR TO HARM REDUCTION
AmeriCorp VISTA Team Leader Emily Carey sits down with AmeriCrops VISTA's Grace Sinsisalo and Alexa Melena. Sinsisalo serves with the Yavapai County Health Department and the Opioid Harm Reduction Coordinator. Melena serves with Sonoran Prevention Works as the Overdose Prevention Coordinator. Hear about their work to address the opioid epidemic in Yavapai County from two differenct angels and approaches! 
31:17
March 11, 2020
MLK: MENTORING LITTLE KIDS
Curious as to what our Tucson Team did on MLK Day? AmeriCorps member Max Serventi and AmeriCorps Community School member Chelsea Forer both presented workshops for our MLK Day celebration about the power vulnerability in our service.  Serventi is a STEM Coach out of the AmeriCorps program at the University of Arizona where he helps mentor students in the STEM field. Forer is apart of the Community School Initiative serving at Palo Verde Magnet School working with students to prep them for success. 
35:43
March 9, 2020
SARAH WITH AN H
AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah Banta serving as the Quality Improvement and Practice Transition Coordinator at Banner Health of the University of Arizona's Department of Family and Community Medicine sits down with host Sarah Haber. Hear how Banta serves in the realm of medicine and data collection to help improve systems and practices at the clinic . For more information feel free to visit: https://www.fcm.arizona.edu/
17:13
February 25, 2020
FRUIT FOR THOUGHT
AmeriCorps State members Nolan Rose and Jessy Forelli sit down with host, Sarah Haber and chat about their service with refugee relief. Rose serves as the Refugee Program Associate at Iskahitaa Refugee Network, combing food preservation with refugee relief. Forelli serves as the SOT Program Support Associate for International Rescue Committee. To find out more information on their work, visit https://www.iskashitaa.org/ and https://www.rescue.org/united-states/tucson-az. 
26:23
February 11, 2020
WHO'S THAT INTRO GUY?
Curious as to who the man behind the intro is? AmeriCorps VISTA Emily Carey sits down with Rich Ormond, Director of Career Service at Prescott College.  Hear about his work with Prescott College as well as his experience in National Service as a PeaceCorps volunteer. 
19:17
January 28, 2020
I STILL HAVE A DREAM
AmeriCorps VISTA Prescott Team Leader Emily Carey sits down with community member Kendra Hobbs with the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice Committee.  Tune in to hear all of their hard work that they've done to put together this years Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service celebration held on Monday January 20th 2020.  Interested in in signing up to volunteer? You can sign up here! https://signup.com/go/YxurZWS
26:20
January 14, 2020
NEVER A TYPICAL DAY
Listen to the creative tactics AmeriCorps VISTA, Kelsey Weed is implementing to tackle the opioid epidemic as the Integrated Care Program Specialist from La Frontera's Hope Center.
19:57
December 31, 2019
STEPS TO HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY
AmeriCorps VISTA Team Leader Emily Carey sit down with Jesus Gutierrez, volunteer coordinator of Stepping Stones Agency. Stepping Stones is dedicated to ending intimate violence in all forms and promoting individual self-sufficiency, personal growth, self-worth and resiliency in the adults and children that we are committed to serve. They also partner with Arizona Serve for Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.   If anyone is interested in serving with Arizona Serve on MLK Day you can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/YxurZWS
19:58
December 10, 2019
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
We are here in Tucson!! Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA, Brieanna Chillious serving with Make Way For Books Foundation as their Digital Division Specialist.  Hear about their incredible work with early literacy initiatives here in Tucson! Have any questions? You can reach Breianna at brieanna@makewayforbooks.org. Find out more information on Arizona Serve at our website: http://arizonaserve.org/ Interested in the Make Way For Books App? Find out more here: https://makewayforbooks.org/app/
29:50
December 3, 2019
A PATH TO SERVICE
Arizona Serve's AmeriCorps VISTA Prescott Team Leader, Emily Carey sits down with VISTA alum, Molly Peterson. Molly served with Prevent Child Abuse Arizona as their Fund Development Assistant. Check out how her path led her to service!
21:19
November 21, 2019
LOST EPISODE
Check out this lost episode that was made this past summer up in Prescott. We chatted with our VISTA member serving with Yavapai CASA 4 Kids Foundation, Katie Retwaiut. Just in time for their annual Costumes 4 Kids 5k event happening Sunday October 27th!
27:12
November 21, 2019
A HIDDEN GEM IN PRESCOTT
In this latest episode, Sarah Haber sits down with 2 gentlemen who really rock. Eric Welsh and Giovanni Hernandez of GEM Environmental, a community partner of Arizona Serve, discuss the great geological field work opportunities at their organization.
33:27
November 21, 2019
I KNOW ABOUT THAT AMERICORPS LIFE (MLK SPECIAL EPISODE)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up Monday, January 21st 2019. Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps alum Brittini Ward to discuss the big plans for the special day as well as Brittini's experience as an AmeriCorps member.
22:17
November 21, 2019
THE ART OF PERSUASION
Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA Mona Stephens of Yavapai CASA For Kids Foundation where they discuss how to better market yourself.
22:49
November 21, 2019
MISSING THOSE NEW YORK BAGELS
Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA Lacey Carlock serving with the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation as they discuss what it's like leaving New York and coming to Arizona.
29:44
November 21, 2019
IT’S PRONOUNCED TWO-SAN NOT TUC-SUN
Renee App the Tucson VISTA Team Leader visits Prescott and discusses life as a leader for our Arizona Serve Team!
26:21
November 21, 2019
SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS: COMMUNITY FRAMEWORK, BOYS TO MEN
Sarah Haber sits down with AmeriCorps VISTA Jordan Thompson of Boys To Men Mentoring to discuss the Prescott Sexual Violence Awareness Conference which Jordan was the driving force behind. The Conference will be Saturday, November 10th from 12pm-7pm at the Adult Center of Prescott.
24:12
November 21, 2019
TALKING THROUGH TIN CANS
Sarah Haber, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, hosts this authentic look at what it means to be an Arizona Serve AmeriCorps member in both Yavapai and Pima County.
25:36
November 21, 2019