Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Johnson University volunteers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thanks to Johnson University students for cleaning up our CAC Parking Lot Islands- which have edible landscaping in them. They also trimmed some broken and overgrown trees at CAC.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vol Challenge Week

Thanks to the men at Alpha Gamma Rho for their hard work in cleaning up vacant lots on Mississippi Ave and Lonsdale Pike. They did a great job!

Vol Challenge was September 12-16, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Social Impact Fair @ UTK

Brian Blackmon and I went to UTK's Social Impact Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Great talking with these students!
We had 45 people sign up for more information about our program and some wanted to volunteer with us throughout the year.

We will start accepting applications for our 2012-13 CAC AmeriCorps program on December 15, 2011. Our next service term starts in August 2012 and ends June 2013. We will have everyone enrolled by May 1, 2012 for the August 2012 start date. The sooner you apply- the better your chances. We receive over 400 applications and only have 40 positions- this interview process is very competitive.

FYI for college students: Our members serve full time (40 hours/week) in our program- you can't be in school and serve with us at the same time.

Thanks again for your interest in our program!

John Harris
CAC AmeriCorps Program Director

Friday, September 2, 2011

Paddle for Clean Water

Josh Cunningham, an AmeriCorps member at Farragut Stormwater Engineering, played the part of Water Pollution (while wearing a skeleton costume and throwing away fake trash in Tennessee River). check out the video from WBIR- TV

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mayor Brown

Mayor Daniel Brown welcomes CAC AmeriCorps to Knoxville! On this day, we cleaned up Mary Vestal Park and the South Knoxville Community Center. It was a ton of work but everyone that uses the center daily were so happy with the cleanup- especially after the spring storms had left many broken trees in the park and around the center.