TerraCorps 2017-2018 Calendar

Explore the calendar below to see upcoming TerraCorps events as well as view opportunities shared by members. Additional details about each event an be seen by clicking on the event title. 

Nov
3
Fri
AmeriCorps Opening Day @ Reggie Lewis Center
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
AmeriCorps Opening Day @ Reggie Lewis Center

SERVICE

AmeriCorps opening day is an opportunity to come together as a team for a day of celebration, networking & getting things done as we kick off the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Service Year in Massachusetts!

AmeriCorps Opening Day Agenda

  • 9:00am – Registration / Higher Ed. exhibits
  • 10:00am – Opening Day Ceremony
    • Keynote Speaker – Superintendent Tommy Chang, Boston Public Schools and Teach for America AmeriCorps Alum
    • Special Remarks – Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
  • 11:45am-12:30pm – Higher Ed. Exhibits; Lunch; Gather for afternoon activities
  • 12:30-4:00pm – Afternoon Activities (some end at 2:30 or 3:00)
Dec
2
Sat
Kestrel Land Trust- Cabin in the Woods @ Starlight Llama Bed & Breakfast
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kestrel Land Trust- Cabin in the Woods @ Starlight Llama Bed & Breakfast

Marilyn Castriotta, the Community Engagement Coordinator at Kestrel Land Trust is helping to organize a series of events to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau. The fourth and last event in this series will be held on Saturday, December 2nd and will include a nature walk, a visit to a reproduction of Thoreau’s cabin built by John Clapp, and a chance reflect and warm up with hot chocolate back at  Starlight Llama Bed and Breakfast.

For more details about the event and find out how to register, click here

Dec
15
Fri
Conflict Resolution with Nonviolent Communication @ First Churches of Northampton
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conflict Resolution with Nonviolent Communication @ First Churches of Northampton

TRAINING

We will join the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps and DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps for a training day in Northampton, MA. The training will focus on Conflict Resolution through Nonviolent Communication. Conflict Resolution through Nonviolent Communication (often called NVC) provides a foundation of mediation strategies and a
specific set of NVC practices that members can use in their service and in their overall professional development.

Our two main focuses throughout the day will be dealing with challenging workplace dynamics (setting up and preparing for difficult workplace conversations, conveying tough messages and receiving challenging feedback, and harnessing the creative energy that conflict can bring to any organization) and communicating with compassion ( discussing language and consciousness of compassion that can improve your relationships, building skills to support dialogue in the face of judgment, criticism, and anger, creating connection among people that supports needs getting met, a discussing a nonviolent approach to social change).

Three trainers will be leading this session: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Debbie Lynangale and Susan Hackney

Lunch will be provided.

Dec
20
Wed
Kestrel Land Trust- Winter Solstice Mindfulness Walk @ Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kestrel Land Trust- Winter Solstice Mindfulness Walk @ Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

COMMUNITY EVENT

Marilyn Castriotta, the Community Engagement Coordinator at Kestrel Land Trust has organized a Winter Solstice Mindfulness Walk to celebrate the longest night of the year! Join her and Dr. Robert A. Jonas—founder and director of The Empty Bell, at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge in Hadley, MA to celebrate this event!

For more information and details about the event, click here

 

Jan
15
Mon
MLK Service & Training @ Lowell, MA
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm
MLK Service & Training @ Lowell, MA

SERVICE

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities. Each year, AmeriCorps members across the country come together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. This year, we will be planning an all-member service day on January 15th in Massachusetts. Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodations will be provided.

TRAINING

In conjunction with the all-member service day on January 15th, we will be holding a team training on January 16th. Exact location and details about the training will be shared in the coming weeks.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

May
18
Fri
Member Appreciation Day @ TBD
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member Appreciation Day @ TBD

Time to have some fun! Join us for our All-Member Appreciation Day on May 18th. This will be an opportunity to come together as a group one more time before the recognition ceremony in July. Expect a day of friends, food and tons of fun. Exact activity and location TBD.

Jul
27
Fri
Member Recognition Ceremony @ TBD
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Member Recognition Ceremony @ TBD

Come and join us as we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our 2017-2018 TerraCorps Cohort! Members, supervisors, and friends are encouraged to attend!

• Festivities will begin at 10:00am with the Member Slideshow, Recognition, Certificates, & Group Photo
• 12:30pm Lunch & Lawn Games
• 1:30pm Group walk
• 2:30pm Gift Sharing Circle (current members only)

Additional event location and details TBD