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Serve Idaho Announces $1.1 Million in Grant Funds Available

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 23, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible for federal funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, announced that interested organizations have until Nov. 8 to submit an application for the grants that would support the cost of running an AmeriCorps program. Individual grant awards vary in amount based on the size and complexity of the AmeriCorps programs.

A notice of intent to apply for a grant must be filed by 5 p.m. mountain time Oct. 4. A technical assistance call will be held Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. mountain time MDT.

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Serve Idaho Accepting Requests for Proposals for 2020 Conference

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 11, 2019
Information Contact: Kirstin Mann, (208) 332-3578 ext. 3930

Serve Idaho is requesting proposals for presentations at its annual conference, March 4, 2020. This year’s theme is Learning, Leading, Serving. Organizers are looking for proposals covering a broad range of topics in volunteer management, leadership and professional development.

The conference brings together a community of nonprofit/public leaders and volunteer coordinators from across Idaho to learn and discuss how to better engage their communities, organizations and volunteers.

The purpose of the conference is to foster diverse and inclusive environments, as well as to learn best practices, strategies and new ways of doing business from the state’s best thinkers and practitioners of service and volunteerism.

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Serve Idaho Accepting Idaho’s Brightest Star Nominations

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 3, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is accepting nominations for the annual Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards. The awards recognize outstanding Idaho volunteers in a variety of categories. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 11, 2019.

Nomination forms can be found at ServeIdaho.gov. The submission categories are:

  • Individual
  • Student – 19 years-old and younger
  • Veteran
  • Individual – 55 years-old and older
  • Business
  • Nonprofit/Civic Organization
  • Teacher/Professor

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Governor Appoints Serve Idaho Commissioners

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 19, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Gov. Brad Little appointed three new commissioners to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Brady Fuller of Boise, Katie Roberts of Nampa and Kayeloni Scott of Lapwai, were appointed in July.

“Our commissioners bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the commission as well as first-hand knowledge of the benefits and rewards of service in our communities,” said Renee Bade, program manager for Serve Idaho.

From left, Brady Fuller, Katie Roberts and Keyeloni Scott

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Serve Idaho Commissioner Appointed to National Board

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 26, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Charlette Kremer of Lewiston has been appointed to the America’s Service Commissions (ASC) board of directors. In her role on the national board she will help promote national service and act as an advocate for state service commissions on a national level. She joins the board of 24 in representing the Pacific cluster of 10 states and one territory.

photo of Char Kremer

Charlette Kremer

Kremer is retired from Lewis-Clark State College where she served as the director of grants and contracts. Previously she oversaw the Lewis-Clark Service Corps, a statewide AmeriCorps program that provides tutoring and mentoring in k-12 and within the prison system. She is an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) alum having served with the Lewis-Clark Service Corps where she developed the Community Warriors Volunteer Center and service-learning programs.

Former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed Kremer to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism in 2014. Kremer continues to serve as a commissioner. Program supervisor Renee Bade said, “We are extremely excited that Ms. Kremer will bring her extensive national service expertise and passion for Idaho to the ASC board.”

To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteering, visit the Serve Idaho Facebook page or ServeIdaho.gov.

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

Idaho Receives More than $1.2 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 6, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061 or renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has received a $1,227,364 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to fund AmeriCorps programs in 2019-2020. The grants will support the service of 177 AmeriCorps members statewide.

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2019 Serve Idaho Conference to Focus on Giving Back

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For Immediate Release: March 13, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Serve Idaho is hosting its 2019 annual conference- Giving Back Unites – March 27-28 in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University Student Union.

The general conference takes place March 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30. On March 28, the focus is on AmeriCorps members.

The audience for the general conference includes nonprofit and volunteer management professionals, AmeriCorps members and program directors, and individuals hoping to increase their skillset in volunteer and nonprofit management.

Luke Mickelson

Stephanie Taylor-Silva

 

 

 

 

 

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Idaho Teens Earn National Volunteer Award

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For Immediate Release: Feb. 26, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade

Idaho teens Sarah Picker of Boise and Alexander Knoll of Post Falls were awarded the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The award program, in its 24th year, honors young people in each state for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Picker and Knoll will be awarded $1,000 each, an engraved medallion and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for four days of national recognition events along with the top two honorees for the other 49 states.

Picker, 17, a senior at Boise Senior High School, has raised and trained four puppies over the past seven years to be service dogs for the Boise chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind. She became involved after her older sister read a book about a “puppy raiser” and decided to give it a try.

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Registration Open for Serve Idaho’s Annual Volunteerism Conference

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 28, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Registration is open for the 2019 Serve Idaho Conference, “Giving Back Unites.” The conference takes place March 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University Student Union.

 

The conference is designed for nonprofit and volunteer management professionals and AmeriCorps directors and members. Workshops, speakers and networking sessions are also ideal for anyone who wants to collaborate and build resilient communities through volunteerism and service.

Idahoans Luke Michelson and Stephanie Taylor-Silva are featured keynote speakers.

Luke Michelson

Stephanie Taylor-Silva

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Idaho Labor Groups Celebrate Idaho Human Rights / Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 17, 2019
Information ContactCarmen Barney, Idaho Human Rights Commission, (208) 334-2873 ext. 3682; Renee Bade, Serve Idaho, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Serve Idaho and the Idaho Human Rights Commission are participating in the Idaho Human Rights/Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Idaho State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21.

Activities are centered in the Capitol rotunda, 2nd floor, beginning at noon Monday with a performance by Boise State University trumpeters.

Gov. Brad Little will read the Idaho Human Rights Day proclamation followed by a keynote speaker and inspiring messages from a diverse array of Idaho citizens. Labor Director Jani Revier will provide closing remarks. The event includes a performance by Mariachi De Mi Tierra, a mariachi composed of local area youth.

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