Newsletter – February 2007
Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day 2007 – Saturday, March 31
Afterschool service clubs in Title I middle schools across the state. (Grant funds are still available!)
Playground builds in 10 low-income communities throughout the state. (Volunteer to help!)
Posters and bookmarks to help promote Cesar Chavez Day.
(Order yours today!)
Curriculum and teacher training to support the inclusion of Chavez-related content into lesson and activity plans. (Coming soon!)
CaliforniaVolunteers is the state agency charged with administering grant funding to support Cesar Chavez Day activities through the Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning program. Please visit the CaliforniaVolunteers website for more information about Cesar Chavez Day activities and resources.
California Leaders Honored for Support of National Service
Governor Schwarzenegger was honored with the Outstanding National Service Advocacy Award in recognition of his efforts to make national service both a federal and state priority. Representative Matsui was honored with the Outstanding New Member Award for elevating national service as a first term legislative priority. Matsui currently serves as co-chair of the National Service Caucus.
Other event honorees included Jean Case (wife of AOL Founder Steve Case, The Case Foundation); Senator John McCain (R-AZ); Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY); Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO); Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS); Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA); and, Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS).
Citizen Preparedness Grants Available
Eligible applicants include local government, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, Citizen Corps Councils and affiliated programs, as well as national service programs.
Applications are due Friday, March 16.
To download a copy of the Request for Applications (RFA), please click here.
AmeriCorps Week – May 13-20
Please visit the national AmeriCorps Week website for ideas and resources to assist in your celebration!
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