Posted By admin on January 3, 2012
MLK Day is January 16, 2012 and this year the NSAIE will be honoring Dr. King’s legacy through several service opportunities. They are:
- The Seniors of Acoma Pueblo will be teaming up with the Native American Community Academy’s Healthy Living Fair on January 16th. The Elders will conduct personal wellness classes with students ages 11-18 years-old and help coordinate a clothing hand out of free winter wear for those in need.
- MLK Day and AmeriCorps presentations along with a discussion on the importance of community service with the Blackfeet Manpower Cultural Coordinator. Following the presentation, students will write letters to military serving in Iraq/Afghanistan.
- The 2nd Annual Basic Needs Drive hosted by California Indian Manpower Consortium will collect donations of hygiene products from December 16th through January 16th (MLK Day) to help prepare CIMC clients in need who are seeking employment.
- Youth recruited from the Menominee Youth Department will assist the First Presbyterian Church in Shawano, Wisconsin, with set up for a play which honors of the legacy of Dorothy Day, a civil rights activist and help serve a community dinner following the play.
- Teaming up with the Department of Human Services Community Service Coordinator and the State Housing Authority near Penobscot Nation, Maine to inform the community how to be green and environmentally friendly in their own homes.
- Pa’a Taotao Tano’ will participate in a re-enactment of the MLK march to heighten community awareness from Chief Kepuha Park to the Guam Superior Court.
- Volunteers in Tohono O’odham, Arizona will conduct a highway cleanup between Highway 86 mile marker 112 and 113 on January 20th.
- In downtown Phoenix, the NSAIE will team up with other volunteers to help create a seasons themed mural at the NOVA Safe Haven. They will also be volunteering at the Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day.
The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
Explore MLKDay.gov to learn more about MLK Day and how you can make it “a day on, not a day off.”
Posted By admin on September 26, 2011
HandsOn Network and USA WEEKEND are once again joining together to foster community participation for Make A Difference Day: a national day of doing good.
On October 22, 2011, the NSAIE and our AmeriCorps VISTA members will be hosting and participating in direct-service volunteer activities that aim to deliver immediate relief, provide solutions, or meet the needs of the community. Past activities included:
- Accompanying Tohono O’odham elders to Coronado State Forest to collect yucca and bear grass for basket weaving.
- Cannon Ball Community Clean-up on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota; with the help of 20 Youth Group members.
- A Candlelight vigil to remember Victims of Domestic Violence in Blackfeet Nation.
- Tutoring children at a homeless shelter in Phoenix, AZ.
- Staffing a booth at the Central Peninsula Hospital Community Health Fair in Kenaitze Nation.
- Canned food drives in Guam.
- Conducting interviews with elders in Choctaw Nation.
- Community garden work at the Garden of Tomorrow in Phoenix, AZ.
- Posting volunteer opportunities in Red Lake Nation and White Mountain Apache Nation.
- Partnering with Humane Society of Cherokee County with the Cherokee Nation NSAIE VISTA.
- Bringing elders and first graders together to plant tulip bulbs in Sault Ste. Marie Tribal community, MI.
What will be accomplished this year? We invite you to make a difference in your own community by volunteering a few hours of your time to a local organization or project that will reap immediate benefits.
Visit the following links for more information and to find or post an event: Facebook, USA WEEKEND, HandsOn Network, DAYtaBank
Then, stay tuned to find out more ways the NSAIE will make a difference!
Posted By admin on January 6, 2011
January 17, 2011 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
Explore this site to learn more about MLK Day and how you can participate. Below area few links to get you started.
People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can get involved. Just fill in your interest area and zip code in the Find a Project box to locate a volunteer opportunity in your community or plan your own project.
Posted By admin on December 29, 2010
Gila River invited us to participate in their career and job fair in order to encourage the community and spread the word about AmeriCorps and NSAIE. The turn out for this event was great; there appeared to be nearly 200 people in attendance!
We spent the day answering questions, passing out flyers, and networking with community members. Thanks, Gila River, for thinking of us and letting us use this as an opportunity to put the word out.