Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome MuseumCorps!

We experienced a little déjà vu last Thursday when we welcomed the 13 members of our newest AmeriCorps team – the second team to join us this year! They join an outreach team of 12 for the 2009-10 service year – the 13th year of the Museum’s AmeriCorps program – and have spent the last week getting an in depth introduction to the exhibits, learning about child development, experimenting with techniques for facilitating play, and much more (including an all-staff lunch with funny hats!)
The 25 members combined will make it possible for us to extend our reach in Providence, Pawtucket, West Warwick, and Cranston. Nine members will be based at the Museum, working with inner-city children from Head Start centers and after-school programs across Providence, as well as recruiting and supporting Museum volunteers. The other 16 members will work in teams to serve children at the Boys and Girls Club of Providence, Cranston Community Learning Centers, Kent County YMCA, and Pawtucket Child Opportunity Zone. And you’ll see all of the members playing with visitors in our exhibits and facilitating public programs.

Please help us welcome new members Annie, Erin, Gina, Jenny, Jess, Julianne, Kelly, Kerrie, Max, Turenne, and Zack – and welcome back Cat and Kate, who are continuing their AmeriCorps service with us. Here’s to a playful, powerful year!

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