S: AmeriCorps NCCC - 2010
FC: AmeriCorps NCCC Class XVI 2010
1: I'm a member of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps Program. N-triple-C members are 18 to 24 years old and spend 10 months getting things done for America while developing their own leadership skills. We serve on teams to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, build homes, and help the environment. www.americorps.gov | AmeriCorps NCCC Atlantic Region, Class XVI
2: *Long training days *Cleaning dance parties *Diversity Training Privilege Walk *The Vous *Water Bottle Twins *Funny roomie quotes *sketchy roomie *Who rocks this house? *RAWR! | Badger Unit, Class XVI
3: POD, Badger 5 David, Katie, Kimberly, Glenn, Devlin, Jayme, Jacob, Christian, Maaj, Bradley, and TL Beth | Perry Point, MD
4: Badger 2 (easy) | Rhiannon, 24 I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. In January 2010, I received my B.A. in Liberal Arts- Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore. I plan on attending law school after I complete 10 months of service with AmeriCorps NCCC. Because of my own experiences, I firmly believe that a little kindness and understanding can make a tremendous difference. My long-term goal is to never grow up, and to never stop growing. | Devin, 19 Born in Washington D.C., I moved to Gulf Breeze, FL where I have lived since 1994. At twenty years old I was one of the youngest Park Rangers to work at the Gulf Islands National Seashore. I attended the University of West Florida before joining NCCC and I plan on returning after the program comes to an end. | Denise, 22 Hiya! I was born in the Philippines and was raised in Monterey, California. I graduated from Sonoma Sate University with a B.S. in Business Management and plan to continue my education by getting my masters in Public Administration. I love music, traveling and reading. “The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss | Kimberly, 22 Hellooo! I’m from Oconomowoc, WI. Fun Fact: it’s the only city in the U.S. with five ‘O’s. I graduated last May from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a BS in psychology. I eventually plan to go to graduate school for social work. I’m jazzed to be a part of AmeriCorps and hope to get my entire team obsessed with Doctor Who. | Jill, 22 Hello! My name is Jill Nicola. I am the Team Leader of Badger 2. I am from Indiana and I am 22 years old. I love being outside and working hard! I can’t wait to get started!
5: Ethan, 19 I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a high school background in the Student Home Building Program. I graduated in June of 2008 and plan to become a Law Enforcement officer after AmeriCorps. I enjoy push-ups, beat boxing, long walks on the beach and the movie The Mighty Ducks. | Andrea, 19 I was born and raised in Rio Linda, CA. I attended American River College in hopes to receive my AA in nursing. After deciding to take a break in school and working as a part-time manager at Jamba Juice I joined 2010 winter cycle AmeriCorps NCCC. My future goals include receiving my AA and then my BA at CSUS. Other than working and going to school, I enjoy physical activities such as running, dancing, hiking, and basketball. My favorite quote to live by in life is that “One can only see clearly within the heart; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” | Jacob, 21 I am from Galesburg, IL. I attended Knox College where I studied physics and education. I am currently taking a break from school to serve in AmeriCorps NCCC. I am an amateur singer-songwriter and enjoy folk music, Frisbee, and chess. After AmeriCorps, I plan on returning to school to earn a degree. | Catlin, 23 My name is Cat and I’m from Carmel, CA. I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in June of 2009 with a B.A. in Global Studies. My dream is to travel the world and take photographs. I live to laugh and I also love playing Taboo. I’m excited to work hard and make a difference. | David, 22 Being a Michigan native, I’ve learned to love my native state’s outdoors, and I’m always up for some rustic time spent camping, hiking, and soaking up the intimate atmosphere of a good campfire. When not enjoying outdoor pursuits, my academic side led me to study Communication and Anthropology at Michigan State University, where I graduated in the spring of ’09. After four years of being surrounded by books, I look forward to getting my hands dirty working in NCCC. | Sandra, 20 Well here’s something small about me. Name is Sandra Ann Schenberger. I got my diploma at M.Y.C.A, Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, a.k.a. boot camp. I plan on going to college for cosmetology. I’m a tattoo artist so art is my life. Yay!! I joined AmeriCorps to get college money, become a firefighter, and travel the country to help others. Well there, I have no idea what else to write about. Peace. Love. Whoa!
6: Mini Spike | Badger 2 helped make Fort Delaware State Park ready for visitors through: polishing furniture, clearing out dirt mounds, oiling tools, scrubbing doors and baseboards, washing windows, and general cleaning. This was all done for schools and other groups to have the best Civil War interpretation experience possible. (NOT reenactments. -Dids) Haunted Fort -- on TV show Ghost Hunters Evolution of Dids Puffy Jacket Puff Daddy P. Diddy Dids After eating lots of pistachios Kimberly: I got my protein intake of the day. Devin: And your fat!
7: Fort Delaware State ParK
8: The Phoenix of New Orleans We Build Communities. Strong, Safe, Sustainable. | Round 1
10: Wake up in the mornin' feelin like Sean Kuether Got my safety glasses I'm out he door I'm gonna hit this city Before I leave, grab my tools and a bottle of water Cause when I leave in the mornin I know it's gonna get hotter | Please stop All the toilets backin up Tonight stayin up Till we see the sunlight Tick tock, on the clock But the working don't stop, no Woah- oh-oh-ooh (X2) | Got all the care in the world, and got plenty of reason Ain't got no money in my pocket, but I'm still right here And now the kids are lining up cause they think they are better But we kick em to the curb until they learn to be smarter | I'm talking steel all on our toes toes Dust all up our nose nose Dirtying up all our clothes clothes Drop, talking, having to do this mudding Putting up all this siding Tryin to get a little crazzzzy
11: On the Job | We break them down We build them up All these houses Put your gloves on Put your gloves on Put your gloves o o o on | Please stop the toilets backin up Tonight stayin up Till we see the sunlight Tick tock, on the clock But the workin don't stop, no Woah- oh-o-ooh (X2) | I'm talking about volunteers getting work done Trying to get down to Bourbon Now now we going to get our hours Before we get our showers Check it | Now, the work don't stop til Jill says so
12: Independent Service Project (ISP) Jazz Fest, HandsOn, Art Mart, Easter Egg Drop, Second Harvest Food Bank, French Quarter Festival, Asian Heritage, Iron Man, KaBOOM!
14: Exploring NOLA *Beignets *Bourbon Street *French Quarter *Crawfish Festival
16: Fire Dave Team Member David was gone being a badass team leader for Phoenix 1, the fire fighting team, for all of round one. David's likeness in small plastic figurine (AKA Fire Dave) was purchased in the attempt to fill the hole David's absence left in Badger 2. To this day, Fire Dave is keeping a vigil eye on the people of New Orleans and ensuring the city is fire safe.
17: Nap Time!
18: I'm news-worthy! | PNOLA recap *gutting @ Judy's *so many volunteers *Crowded rooms *St Patrick's Day Parade *clogged toilets *yelling at Ethan for not wearing sunscreen *found gun *Rhiannon and Kimberly sweeping for America *mudding @ Polly's *Liberty's Kitchen *stinging caterpillars *sponsor Jim in layers of sweatshirts *Badger 2's intro to Doctor Who *first "real" date *That's what she said *Ethan the Beast *becoming a sanding pro *ultimate Frisbee *the "kids" *all Corps member picnic *Scavenger Hunt*Ethan breaking into the house *goodbye feast w/ fake-on
19: general shenanigans
20: Round 2 | Groundwork Somerville | Changing Places. Changing Lives.
22: Out on the Mystic River
25: ISP | Somerville Somerstreets Community Gardens
26: Round 2 Shenanigans | Recap: *Arrive late to our classrooms * Slap Happy Robots "continue swerving" *free wi-fi @ Panera *Way too many trips to Target *Missing team members *Ethan frisked by the police *Walking around Davis Square *The convenience store located for your convenience *Destroy This Journal *Murky shower *Ethan trying to be vegetarian *Crowded nursery / cot room *Dunkin "Donups" on every corner *Secret Stalker *Pounding the pavement and handing out fliers *Jen, Brad & Ty *3 hour canoe travel= tired arms *Epic movie day *Tufts University Dorms *Caught in downpour *Friendship mistaken for romance *Dirty toe = safety precautions *Majoring in Crapping *Ethan and Kimberly = lazy canoe buddies *Boston Spin Jam with "Hot Soup"
29: Mega Team | Round 3 | The St. Bernard Project Chalmette, LA | Rebuilding the Homes & Lives of Katrina Survivors
30: Hard at Work | *Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was between rounds and in Baltimore, MD
31: The Fab Four | Finishing Crew Fantastic 4 Fearsome Foursome CaKKE (Catlin Alexandra, Kelly, Kimberly & Emily) | Hating assignment, but growing to love it * Royal, not incompetent * Emily & Kimberly "almost murdered" by volunteer * "J/K Cat, I'd love to go to your funeral." -Emily * personal van * lunch @ Munchies * coffee runs * 50 hr build 11:30 pm - 7:30 am * so many hornets * There's always caulk * scraping/painting carports * Welcome to the Future bathroom run * crazy Johnny
32: NOLA parte dos | Taco Tuesday * Cafe Du Monde * 50 hour build (w/ Kellen Lutz) * Bayou tour w/ Sister Judy * Adventure to see the Sorcerer's Apprentice * Alligators at Jean Lafitte Swamp * Dancing Domino's Pizza Guy * KaBOOM! reflections * Garden District: houses of John Goodman, Sandra Bullock & Nicholas Cage
34: Camp Fraser Great Falls, Virginia | Round 4.0
35: Wonderful housing * Team bonding * Missing proper tools * Jogging up 10-story hill * Team bonfires * Firestorm! * Professor Jacob * stretching out (lack of) work * Dinners @ Aunt Lynn's * trail jogging * painting the same rooms twice * worst.cashier.ever. * David's perfect 10 year prediction * working to 90's pop music * improved stretching and running endurance * reminding Jill of Christmas * stinkbugs * flooded from the Graduate School Fair * easy phone convos * over-analyzing my life
37: Bunk Bed | Demolition & Reconstruction
38: Delaware State Park
39: Visiting the great falls
40: goofing around
41: Camden Children's Garden Camden, New Jersey | Round 4.5
43: in the garden | Weeding Planting 4 Team BBQ Exploring the Park Eating Hot Peppers Weekend Children's Festivals Installing Ben Franklin walking stones Danny Glover pumpkin video on repeat
44: Living and working at the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum | One bathroom for 11 people! Crowded van...eat the food! Weekends in Philly New Toilet Seat
45: Camden funnies
46: Anti-yearbook photos
47: Sweeping For America | odds 'n ends | Bobby V (Back of Bus Band Van)