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.
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)
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
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).
Lunch will be provided.
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
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.
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.
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