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Nominate Volunteers for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards
Applications Due February 17, 2017

Award WinnerServe Illinois presents the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. These awards recognize in​dividual volunteers through a statewide award program to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois.

Awards are given to one youth, adult, senior, AmeriCorps Member, Senior Corps volunteer, and business in each of Illnois' five regions.

Winners of the awards will be honored at a special ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on April 25, 2017.


Latest Issue of Continuance Magazine

Continuance CoverGenerations Serving Generations and Serve Illinois invite you to read the latest issue of Continuance. For 30 years, Continuance has been a platform for ideas regarding service and community building.

This​ latest edition of Continuance highlights stories of service and how we can work together to make our world a better one for all generations. Inside you will find stories of the youngest generation exploring careers and service learning, hear from several governors concerning service in their states and throughout are nation, the infrastructure of community service in Illinois, and how you can save stories from your family's past.

We hope you will enjoy Continuance, and more importantly, we hope you will take some ideas from this issue and use them in your life.

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Volunteer of the Week

Amy Stearns

Amy StearnsAmy is a volunteer at Cluster Tutoring; which, has been providing one-to-one tutoring to students from the Austin community for the past 25 years. Amy started with Cluster three years ago when she was paired with Derrick. Since then, Derrick has worked diligently with Amy and has improved three grade levels in reading.

Derrick, like many Cluster students, is energetic, curious and hard-working. Amy notes, “Many kids face challenges that interfere with learning and their motivation to work harder. My overwhelming concern for kids led me to Cluster. When we’re together, Derrick uses his tutoring time well. He’s eager to learn. We’re really making a difference.”

Amy and Derrick are just one example of the incredible relationships that Cluster has helped foster throughout our years of service and hope to continue for many more years to come.

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Upcoming Events

2/14/2017​ AmeriCorps Program Director Call Conference Call

1pm - 2pm
2/17/2017​ Nominations Due for Governor's Volunteer Service Awards
2/21/2017​ Serve Illinois Commission Meeting Illinois Department of Public Health
422 S 5th St, 1st Floor
Springfield, IL

​​Dial: 888-494-4032; Access Code: 4037150212#
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Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please email us.