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​​​Join us at the Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference
Mt. Vernon, IL - April 7th, 2016
SIVC Save the date

SIVC LogoThe Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference (SIVC) will return to Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn on April 7, and early bird registration of only $35 is available now at www.sivc.net.

The 2016 conference, Lighting the Way for Service and Success, will feature a full day of professional development and end with a keynote address by speaker Jeff McGoy, Assistant Dean of Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

The SIVC is intended to provide capacity-building training opportunities to enhance the skills of volunteer leaders and managers in the public, private, and particularly nonprofit, sectors and to provide professional development workshops for volunteers themselves. Ideal attendees include nonprofit directors and employees, board members, business and community leaders, students interested in the nonprofit sector, and of course, volunteers.

Cost to attend the conference is $35 before March 7. Then cost increases to $40. For more information or to register, visit www.sivc.net.

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Volunteer of the Week

Trevon Jordan

Trevon Jordan“Trevon not only works hard, but he pushes himself to go above the necessary requirements of the task, to fulfill and accomplish more than anticipated”

As an AmeriCorps member Trevon served four years of service in the Belleville school district. He was aware of the needs in his community, and remembered attending after school programs with AmeriCorps members. Once able, Trevon decided to also become an AmeriCorps member so he too could assist in serving those needs. Within the school district he became a “positive presence” for the children, tutoring them in both reading and math. He often worked in small groups, was a summer camp counselor, and has been known to be “tackled” by the students on the playground a time or two! During his four year term Trevon never hesitated to get his hands dirty. He participated in 17 service projects in just three months, which was far more than his required six. Upon a quarterly review he had served some of the highest service hours of all the members within his site. Trevon has been described as an inspiration to other AmeriCorps members. His commitment, passion, and reliability have set him apart from others. Both his AmeriCorps site and the school district he serves rely heavily on his dedication. Trevon managed to accomplish his abundance of service to his community while attending college. Since finishing his term Trevon accepted a position within the Belleville school district. He continues to be a person passionate to make a difference in his community.

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Upcoming Events

Date Event Location & Time
2/9/2016 AmeriCorps Program Director Call Conference Call

1:00pm
2/19/2016 AmeriCorps PER Due in EGrAMS
3/7-11/2016 AmeriCorps Week
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