Public Spirit, June 2016

So long, farewell!

Well, folks, we’ve reached the final Public Spirit of the InterCorps Council year. While we’re closing things down and crying on the inside (half-joking), we’d like to give one huge THANK YOU. You all have been incredible and we have loved our interactions, be it at ICC events, via social media, or by simply knowing you’re out there reading our monthly newsletter. THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your lives, and we look forward to resuming the council this Fall. Until next time!  

Public Spirit, May 2016

You’re Nearing the Finish Line!

And as you approach the completion of your service year, the InterCorps Council is here to drop some knowledge regarding the exit process, Public Spirit style. This month’s edition had articles covering the job search process laid out in order from beginning your job search to the interview. Near the end you’ll find AmeriCorps resources regarding how to get the most out of your Ed Award and AmeriCorps alumni pages to connect with. If you already have your next step figured out, great! if you have no idea yet, don’t sweat it! We’re here to help you out, no matter what step in the job search process you’re currently on.

Public Spirit, April 2016

Is it Spring Yet?

It’s starting to feel like it, even if Mother Nature is having fun toying with our emotions. Sunshine and 60’s one day, overnight frost the next, rain for two days straight followed by another sunny day? Sounds like April in Minnesota! Wahoo! Luckily, Public Spirit is here to provide some consistency in your life by delivering yet another newsletter filled with articles centered around Earth Day, saving money, and our continual celebration of service. So grab a beach towel or heated blanket (depending on the day!) and dive right into your April edition of Public Spirit!

Public Spirit, March 2016

March = AmeriCorps Week!

It’s time to celebrate YOU! AmeriCorps Week begins this Saturday! As promised, the InterCorps Council of Minnesota will deliver a week filled with dodgeball dodging, canned food donating, trivia playinghomebuildingeducating, and most importantly CELEBRATING AmeriCorps members, alumni and community partners for contributing their talents and resources to make a difference.

For those of you who have signed up for an event already, bravo! Below you can refresh your memory on the details of the event(s) you signed up for. If you’ve procrastinated and want to join in on the fun, it’s not too late! There’s still room to sign up for several events. 

Public Spirit, February 2016

Love is in the Air

Not only because Cupid will be taking aim the 14th, but also for those who helped make the InterCorps Council’s first major event – MLK Day – a success! We had 131 AmeriCorps members put in over 440 volunteer hours on MLK Day at 5 service locations. Together, we sorted, organized, and packaged over 75,000 pounds of food, organized 5,000 pounds of clothing and household items, and helped set up an event that served over 800 people! In other words, we made a definitive impact and helped answer the President’s call to service and make it a day on, not a day off! And this is only scratching the surface of the power of community organization and the impact AmeriCorps members have on a daily basis. Thank you again to our volunteers – this one goes out to you.

Check out a couple pictures from MLK Day below, and keep reading to find cheap ways to have fun this winter, how to deal with the highs and lows of a service year, the Greek’s many different forms of love, and an AmeriCorps highlight!

Public Spirit, January 2016

New Year, New InterCorps Council!

Which also means… Public Spirit is BACK in business! Your first edition is all jazzed up with articles to help beat the winter blues, explore AmeriCorps’ history, announce anexciting weekend we planned for you in January, and MORE – there’s so much jam packed into this edition it may just make you break out in dance. First, however, we thought we’d spend some time introducing ourselves and the work we, as the InterCorps Council of Minnesota, do. Therefore, in the spirit of getting things done, let’s dive right in! Welcome to Public Spirit, the monthly newsletter of the InterCorps Council of Minnesota, and enjoy the ride! 

Public Spirit, June 2015, Farewell Edition

Thank You. 

Plain and simple, and from the heart of everyone at the InterCorps Council of Minnesota. Thank you, dear reader, for taking the time out of your day to browse our newsletter, and for those who attended events, volunteered with us, told a friend about the ICC, followed us on social media-you are all rock stars. Being the final Public Spirit of the ICC year, this last newsletter is filled with ideas to keep your summer days filled with the fun and service it deserves-so kick back, relax, and enjoy our Farewell Edition. Did I mention thanks, and you guys are the bee’s knees?

Alright, enough of the sappy stuff. Let’s give Pubic Spirit the proper send-off it deserves, with one last newsletter filled to the brim with articles that are guaranteed to make you break out in dance, they’re so good.