Amanda Plasencia is a CaliforniaVolunteers Commissioner and a former AmeriCorps Member through Teach for America. Amanda is currently employed with Third Plateau, a social impact strategy consulting firm, and continues to work in the education field on creating...

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  For many, the name “Coachella” brings to mind the popular music festival that attracts hundreds-of-thousands of people from all over the country to jam out to their favorite artists. This year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival was headlined by music icon, Beyoncé...

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Dylan Moore, a former CaliforniaVolunteers (CV) staffer, is currently an AmeriCorps Member with Backcountry Trails Program.   I came into the world of AmeriCorps at an interesting intersection in our national discourse. It was a time when we as a country and as a...

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