June 2008 Corpsmember of the Month
Supervisor: Teresa Bradley, Youth in Environmental Service Supervisor
Crew: Youth in Environmental Services (YES)
Length of time at CCNB: 5 months
Reason corpsmember was selected: Although he entered CCNB’s AmeriCorps program late, he quickly became an integral member and successfully co-managed the San Jose Cesar Chavez Club, the For Earth’s Sake (FES) program, Curb Your Carbon project, and Project ReGeneration. During his tenure, Matt used his creativity and life experiences to publish the “For Earth’s Sake” newsletter. He also found funding for, coordinated and implemented the “One Hike” project—an all day hike designed to connect at-risk youth to their natural environment. Matt’s leadership qualities, facilitation skills, and his enthusiasm and concern for young people have contributed to his success as an AmeriCorps member. He truly embodies service work, and we’re proud of his contributions to the community of Marin.
Skills training received at CCNB: Conflict Resolution training, Behavior Management, CPR/First Aid, Civic Engagement, Corps to Career Workshops, and Diversity Training
Leadership roles at CCNB: Coordinated and organized “One Hike” active leader during ReGen orientation, helped participate obtaining the Bling Grant from Youth Leadership Institute
Favorite project: “One Hike”
Favorite educational component: Learning about the AmeriCorps Civic Engagement process, grant writing, and project planning.
Favorite aspect of working at CCNB: Working with young adults and making peer connections
Future plans: Matt wants to travel the world and then pursue higher education somewhere in the U.S.
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