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Become a Community-Engaged Leader

This article is sponsored by the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.

If you are looking for a flexible program to guide your growth as a civic leader, explore the new community leadership program with Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies. The Staley School is working with Points of Light to offer a Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate. Since 1997, the Staley School has fulfilled its mission of “developing knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world.” Thanks to this new partnership with Points of Light, individuals across the country, and not just in Kansas, will be able to grow as civic leaders, in their own communities. Read more.

AmeriCorps Alums NEW Benefits Marketplace Coming Soon!

AmeriCorps Alums is launching a new health benefits marketplace in December! AmeriCorps alumni, like many Americans, are facing the challenge of obtaining individual insurance as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). We’ve partnered with VelaPoint, an independent insurance brokerage licensed in all 50 states, to support you in navigating this process. By partnering with an expert in insurance benefits, we give you access to professionals who can respond to your questions and concerns throughout the process of selecting and enrolling in coverage. When you spend a year making America stronger, healthier, and safer, we want to make sure you have the personal as well as professional resources you need to succeed after AmeriCorps. Learn more about our partnership here, and stay tuned in December for the launch of the Benefits Marketplace.

Put Your Network to Work

If you’re looking to create or build your network, register for Smart Networking on 12/3 with AmeriCorps Alums Career Coach, Denise Riebman. For the past two years, Denise has led our most popular webinar, Translating AmeriCorps onto Your Resume, and is back by popular demand. Denise returns to facilitate a thoughtful session on proven approaches to building a network that works for you. Join us on December 3 from 12 – 1:30 PM and get connected to the resources you need to stand out in a crowd. Register today.

Think You’re Not a Leader? Think Again

Mara D’Amico, AmeriCorps Alum and Judith O’Conner Memorial Fund Scholarship winner for her nonprofit leadership, shares how “Everyone leads” on our blog this month. Mara says. “During my service as an AmeriCorps Public Ally, I came to more fully understand this idea that is so central to the model and core values of that program. For much of my life, I prescribed to the idea that society perpetuates that leadership is a position someone holds—something heroes are suddenly thrust into. That an employee is not a leader until they become a manager or CEO. That a figurehead is a better leader than someone in a strong support role … Through my two terms in AmeriCorps, I learned how to exhibit strong leadership in any position and at any level … Leadership is about more than being seen as an icon or holding a position; leadership is about holding yourself accountable.” Read Mara’s story here!

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Career News, Tools, and Resources

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In this issue

Community Leadership Program
NEW Benefits Marketplace
Put Your Network to Work
Everybody Leads
Put Your Network to Work
Alums Travel Mug
News, Tools, & Resources

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