On Friday, Nov. 8 more than 65 AmeriCorps Alums got together to celebrate AmeriCorps Opening Day in MA by gathering for a happy hour at Lir.
Our board chairs Moira Mannix and Chris Bentson had the privilege of speaking at the Opening Day ceremony earlier in the day, where more than 1,000 currently serving AmeriCorps members took the AmeriCorps pledge.
As a community, we were excited to get together with AmeriCorps alums who have served all over the country in many different programs including (but certainly not limited to) City Year, Teach for America, Playworks, NCCC, VISTA, and more. We had a great turnout and are really excited to expand our network (and our impact) in Boston this year.
Special thank you to Lir for offering us their upstairs space for the second year in a row!
On Monday, October 21st, more than 50 Alums joined the AmeriCorps Alums Boston Board at our 4th Annual Harpoon Kick Off! This fun social event was a celebration of the year ahead as Alums networked and swapped service stories all while sharing delicious fresh beer from our friends at Harpoon Brewery. Alums met beforehand in the new Harpoon Beer Hall, and then moved over to the newly remodeled Tasting Room for the evening’s festivities. In addition to meeting Alums from across the city and country, guests had the chance to try rare and limited beers and to learn about Harpoon’s history. One luck raffle winner even took home a prize pack of pint glasses, koozies, and a t-shirt! Thanks to everyone who came out to help us launch another great year of events and programming. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!