fbpx

AmeriCorps Texas Events & Trainings


New AmeriCorps Staff Orientation LogoNew AmeriCorps Staff Orientation

New AmerCorps Staff Orientation (NASO) is a multi-day training for staff at OneStar grantee organizations who are new to their position or new to working with your AmeriCorps program. The purpose of this training is to equip participants with basic knowledge about AmeriCorps, member management, grant management, and fiscal compliance. Sessions may include:

  • Overview of National Service and AmeriCorps
  • AmeriCorps*Texas Grants Management
  • Compliance and Processes
  • National Service Criminal History Check Bootcamp
  • Program and Fiscal Breakouts
  • Diversity and Inclusion

* Note: Attendance at NASO is mandatory for any Primary Fiscal and Program Staff listed on OneStar's AmeriCorps Authorized Representative Form within the first year of being assigned as a Primary contact.

Our latest NASO was hosted virtually online on July 27-30, 2020. Please stay tuned for our fall NASO dates and registration.

DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM JULY 2020 NASO

2020 AmeriCorps Texas All Grantee MeetingAmeriCorps Texas All Grantee Meeting

AmeriCorps Texas All Grantee Meeting is an annual meeting of all AmeriCorps State grantees in the OneStar portfolio. The overall goals of AmeriCorps Texas Symposium are to ensure that participants:

  • Clearly understand CNCS requirements from a programmatic, member management, and grant administration perspective.
  • Have an opportunity to connect with OneStar staff to address questions and share challenges & successes. 
  • Have an opportunity to meet, connect, and collaborate with their peers in national service. 
  • Reflect on the best practices and collaborate with their peers to continue delivering high quality, impactful programs to members and service recipients.
  • Are energized by the impact of national service throughout Texas and return to their programs with increased motivation and inspiration. 

View photos and download session materials:


AmeriCorps 25th Anniversary CelebrationAmeriCorps 25th Anniversary Celebration

For 25 years, AmeriCorps has engaged individuals in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across Texas. OneStar commemorated the AmeriCorps 25th Anniversary with lively events that reflected the exciting and celebratory spirit of this momentous occasion.

  • At the flagship event in Austin, about 400 AmeriCorps members and friends of national service gathered at LBJ Auditorium & Plaza for a celebration powered by AmeriCorps alums. The event featured with a ceremony showcasing stories from current and past members, a panel of AmeriCorps alums spanning 25 years, remarks from Director of AmeriCorps VISTA Desiree Tucker-Sorini, and the AmeriCorps pledge led by Austin Mayor Steve Adler. In addition, guests enjoyed networking at the AmeriCorps Festival, where AmeriCorps alums hosted interactive activities and resources as a living showcase of career paths stemming from national service. Watch the full ceremony online here:

     

     

     

    DOWNLOAD EVENT PROGRAM
  • In Dallas, about 250 AmeriCorps members and friends of national service celebrated at Klyde Warren Park with interactive icebreaker activities and an afternoon of fun yard games. The event also featured speakers from North Texas programs sharing about their inspirational service experiences and a swearing-in of new members with the AmeriCorps pledge.

  • In the Rio Grande Valley, members were sworn in at special ceremonies hosted at the UTRGV Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. Speakers included local AmeriCorps alums, university leaders, and representatives of U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

These events provided us with a valuable opportunity to look back at the extraordinary accomplishments of AmeriCorps members over the past 25 years, and to look forward by welcoming a new class that will be carrying on the enduring legacy of national service in the coming year. We are so grateful to everyone who joined us in recognizing this special milestone!


Made in AmeriCorps - Share your Story!AmeriCorps Week

AmeriCorps Week will be celebrated March 8-14, 2020. This event recognizes the organizations and individuals that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across Texas and is a wonderful opportunity to share stories of impact and success with new audiences. The theme for this year is #MadeInAmeriCorps, which showcases how AmeriCorps has transformed peoples’ lives.

OneStar also hosted its inaugural Day of the A photo contest in 2019 to find amazing images of the AmeriCorps logo in action across Texas. Check out our contest winner below!

LEARN MORE

2019 National Service Recognition Day

National Service Recognition Day

National Service Recognition Day is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service, to thank those who serve, and to encourage more citizens to give back to their communities. Hundreds of local leaders in Texas use this opportunity to honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. AmeriCorps Texas programs spearhead local efforts and coordinate creative engagement opportunities tailored to your community. National Service Recognition Day will be celebrated on April 7, 2020.

LEARN MORE

MLK Day of Service 2020MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has federally designated as a national day of service, encouraging all of us to honor Dr. King’s memory through service. AmeriCorps members across Texas celebrate Dr. King's legacy by participating in a variety of service projects within our communities. MLK Day of Service was observed by AmeriCorps programs on and around January 20, 2020.