October is an exciting month in northeast Iowa! The leaves are changing color, the air is becoming crisp and harvest season is winding down for most farmers. As we enter autumn, we honor the summer of hard work by harvesting and sharing garden bounties with friends and family. Schools across the county have joined together to celebrate this time of plenty through Farm to School Month, a month dedicated to developing and applauding strong connections between schools and local foods. Continue reading
On Monday of Homecoming week, the Waukon Middle School spiced things up by doing a Rome-themed brain break! Continue reading
It is not partisan.
It does not cater solely to the old, young or anyone in between.
“That’s my super taster, her name is Miss Erika!” I heard one student explain to his mom as he waved to me while I biked by him standing on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street.
“She’s the one that taught me to make those frozen bananas and yogurt!” shouted a first grader to his grandmother while I was out for a mid morning run.
The voices and faces of the children I served and the staff I worked with will forever be a reminder of this year of service. A year filled with laughter and learning, growing and sharing, moving and teaching, and a year that fills me with thanksgiving for all of the schools and communities that I was able to be a part of. As I move forward from this year, I am thankful that I was fortunate enough to land a full time position working in Decorah, and that I am able to continue to call Northeast Iowa my home!
We are still accepting applications for AmeriCorps service members for the 2013-14 school year! Please spread the word and encourage applicants to apply today! Continue reading
The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College is currently accepting applications for 2013-2014 AmeriCorps positions. Continue reading
Happy Friday! Thanks for celebrating National AmeriCorps Week with us! We have one final ad to share. Continue reading
Day four of National AmeriCorps Week is upon us. Ever wonder what FoodCorps is and how it’s working in your region? Continue reading