Anyone who has participated in a Rebuilding Day is familiar with that feeling at the end where you step back and take a look at the work you, along with friends who may have previously been strangers, completed in the span of one day. Sometimes it’s a feeling of exhaustion or relief, but in most cases it’s a feeling of camaraderie and accomplishment. Right now, my fellow members of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, and I are mostly likely experiencing all of those feelings multiplied by 5, and what’s even better, is that the result of it is that 9 homeowners in Oklahoma City, OK are hopefully now feeling happier and safer in their homes.
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person. Are you ready to turn your idealism into action? In the past, we have worked with wonderful AmeriCorps members and we are currently seeking an AmeriCorps member to serve in our office in San Francisco beginning January 2013. Read More »
Let me start out by saying, I am horrible at goodbyes - which is ironic considering how much of our job involves goodbyes. We spend about a year working very closely with our project homeowners and facility partners and then after the Build Day, we part ways. Similarly, we get to work very closely with our AmeriCorps members for about 10 months before they fly off onto new life adventures. And today is one of those days – today is the last day of service for our Program Development Associate, Andrew Oommen. Read More »
As a part of the CapacityCorps program, we have had the opportunity to travel and work in different areas of the country. We have built houses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana and last week, Denver for Rebuilding Together’s Building a Healthy Neighborhood event. We led the volunteers from some of our favorite sponsors (Lowe’s & Wells Fargo) and new volunteers as well! This was also the lead-up event to the National Healthy Homes Conference, hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read More »
Just a recap, May 14-21 was National AmeriCorps Week which seeks to highlight what AmeriCorps members are doing across the country, as well as inspire service in the community!
For this year’s AmeriCorps week, the RTSF AmeriCorps members decided to team up with the Community Health Corps in San Francisco. They were holding a disaster preparedness fair (Ready, set prep!) for people living in single room occupancy buildings (SRO’s) in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Read More »