January 2011 Corpsmember of the Month
Supervisor: Eileen Jones, Restoration and Ecosystem Management Supervisor
Crew: Restoration and Ecosystem Management
Length of time at CCNB: 14 months
Reason corpsmember was selected: Reuben was chosen for Corpsmember of the Month because of his organization skills displayed while preparing for and facilitating an All Team Day at Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RBAC) on January 28. The event highlighted his leadership ability and commitment to restoration work. Reuben also worked with a local restaurant, Sol Food to have lunch donated for the event. In addition to his performance at the All Team Day, Reuben has helped RBAC make great progress on restoration projects that they haven’t had the resources to tackle in the past. In particular he has established propagation beds and plant protocols to enable native plant restoration projects to move forward.
Skills training received at CCNB: CCNB CEO Marilee Eckhart has opened my eyes, with her insightful trainings on sensitivity in the workplace and unlawful harassment.
Leadership roles at CCNB: I have, with my partners, successfully carried out two AmeriCorps All Team Days.
Favorite project: Establishing a native plant nursery at Richardson Bay Audubon Center.
Favorite educational component: Learning about the dynamic and unique ecosystem of the bay area, especially the Bay Area’s native plants and their role in the ecosystem.
Favorite aspect of working at CCNB: It has afforded me the opportunity to work at some amazing partner sites.
Future plans: I would like to continue my education in graduate school.
Prior to CCNB: I was an intern at an international non-profit in Washington DC creating maps to raise awareness of the global landmine and unexploded munitions problem.
Why they joined CCNB: It was an opportunity to do great work in the Bay Area.
How CCNB has changed their life: I have met some awesome people, worked on some awesome projects, and seen some awesome places.
Life lessons learned: I have learned how to live on a salary of less than minimum wage in one of the most expensive counties in the country.
Advice for young people: It never hurts to ask.
Most important thing learned: Take your own initiative.
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