The following stories share AmeriCorps members' perspectives about the impact of Campus Corps.

A Week of Fun! by Nicholas Costa
At the University of Montana, during SpectrUM Discovery Area's Bionic Builders summer camp I was talking about how engineers work in the medical field. This particular summer camp had fourteen boys and one girl, Laurel. Over the course of the week we discussed many ailments to the human body and how different areas of engineering can be used to sol...
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Working Across Racial Borders by Naomi Price-Lazarus
At the Summer Arts and Leadership Camp in Missoula, Montana, a six-week camp offered free to youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, mentions of race and ethnicity, primarily in relation to Native Americans, who make up about half of the campers, are a daily occurrence. Most of the time, race is discussed in an open and conscientious man...
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REACH Missoula Outdoor Recreation Education by Kathryn Triplett
July report- Recently an elementary teacher and mother of a camper expressed how pleased she was to see an all inclusive program for her son to be part of. Kids of different abilities should have the opportunity to interact with peers who are different from them. In my 300 hours of service I have seen nothing but kindness and acceptance expres...
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REACH Missoula Outdoor Recreation Education by Kathryn Triplett
June report- My first month with REACH Missoula Outdoor Recreation Education through AmeriCorps has been an amazing experience. REACH MORE is an adaptive, all inclusive summer program. The camp gives children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to recreate together. As counselors we encourage kids to learn about and appreciate physical ...
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Whirlwind Summer by Bryan Ramirez
The summer of 2012 is when I had the pleasure of working with the kids of Lowell elementary school. There were roughly 60 plus kids divided into two age groups, which meant you had 60 different personalities. We had about six group leaders and considering I was the only male, I got some extra attention as well. Especially in sports where I had t...
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My Amazing Summer by Mella Stiffarm
During this past summer I was given the opportunity to volunteer as a Montana Campus Corps Member through the Aaniiih Nakoda College. During my time here I have met a wonderful Team Leader Alison Graham, from which I have learned so much. I have also worked with many different Tribal programs on healthy living. I have learned many new ideas about ...
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Therapeutic Communication by Courtney Fisher
Going through the nursing program gives students many opportunities to serve the community in a variety of settings. One of these venues is giving care while at the hospital. Here we don't make a huge impact to a large amount of patients especially early in our education, but we definitely make impact on the patients we get to work with. As I've co...
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Time Well Spent by Amanda Allen
My two children and I volunteered for the 1st time at the Salvation Army helping with the Community Table, which is an outreach of the Salvation Army. What is sometimes called a "night on the van", volunteers from our community prepare and serve meals to children and families in need in our community. Many of the children that the Salvation Army ...
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Farming: Beyond the Plants by Kierstin Utter
This summer, I held an Americorps position working for the Missoula based non-profit Garden City Harvest. The organization runs four community farms around Missoula as well as gardens at several local schools. Specifically, I volunteered in the community education branch of Garden City Harvest. This meant frequent trips to the schools, where childr...
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Journey's from Home, Lessons for Life by Ashley Barreras
Near the end of my term of service with the Walking School Bus, my community partner teamed up with a group called Journeys from Home. This group focuses on teaching children to make safe and independent decisions when crossing the street. On this particular morning we were working with kindergarten students. We played a game and those who got "out...
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