Montana AmeriCorps Embodies Service on Common Ground at 13th Annual ServeMontana Symposium

 


Helena, MT – AmeriCorps State and Nationa, AmeriCorps VISTA, and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members form across Montana are convened at Carroll College for the 13th Annual ServeMontana Symposium March 9-11. Hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, ServeMontana, the event brings together 2.50 ,e,bers from across ontana for training. Resources, and networking.

This year’s theme, “Montana AmeriCorps: Service on Common Ground” inspires members to come together in service, shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors, to meet the needs facing our communities while they learn and grow as people.

“National service in Montana is both a personal experience and a collective effort. The ServeMontana Symposium convenes service members to connect, gain service skills, and to reflect on the line in the AmeriCorpsPledge, ‘faced with conflict, I will seek common ground’.” Said Sarah R. Sadowski, Director of ServeMontana and two term AmeriCorps VISTA Alumna.


In-service training presentati ns provide AmeriCorp members information about rural and tribal Communities, suicide prevention, poverty in Montana, and more. Attendees also engage with a panel of AmeriCorps Alumni to learn more about life after service.

Keynote speakers include:

• Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juran will close out the ServeMontana Symposium on Friday

• Laura Nowlin, Musselshell Watershed Coalition – Rural Keynote

• Mike Jettey, MT Office of Public Instruction – “Mitakuy e Oyasin – We are all realate”

• Dr. Shane Doyle, Native Nexus – Tribal Keynote

For more information: serve.mt.gov/ServeMontana/servemontana-symposium

The Governor’s Office of Community Service expands and promotes national service and community volunteerism in Montana. Visit serve.mt.gov.

 

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