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

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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My Great Story by Dixie Geer
Dixie Geer Great Story May 31, 2012 My Great Story My great story, I don’t know where to begin. My direct service site is the Northern Montana Care Center working with the activity department. My duties consist of helping the residents with activities such as bingo, kite flying, reading, writing, and other stimulating activities. Residents t...
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A Little Faith by Rachel Latham
After living with years of debilitating pain from a back injury, a young woman came to us after trying numerous other options with little relief. She showed up at the first physical therapy appointment with little faith, much skepticism, and a willingness to give us a chance to help. Her condition was complex and her pain limited every aspect of ...
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My family and friends at Montana Tech by Eric Belford
This summer I had the privilege to work with the Upward Bound Summer Acadamy at Montana Tech. The students come from all over the state from Lower Clark Fork, (Superior, Plains, Thompson Falls, Alberton) Ruby Valley, (Whitehall, Ennis, Harrison, Sheridan, Twin Bridges) and Montana Tech (Anaconda, Butte, and Helena). With students from so many dif...
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Fishing for change by Jackson Hokanson
While volunteering with at risk teenage boys, I enjoyed teaching them everyday skills like cooking, cleaning, and automotive repair and maintenance. My most memorable and favorite experience was taking a group of young men on a day hike to a beautiful waterfall during a camping trip. I got to watch a young man catch a fish for the first time in his...
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