Every winter, the lovely folks at the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department turn the cement surface of Rosa Parks Circle into an ice rink, where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy a leisurely and fun experience. Join WMAC at 6 pm on Friday, January 31 for open skate and a chance to get to know some fellow AmeriCorps members!
Admission is just $3 for adults and $1 for kids. However, thanks to our partnership with MyGRCityPoints, you can get in for even cheaper (and by that we mean FREE)! A single day pass is only 250 points, which is half the monthly amount awarded to AmeriCorps members just for serving. Subscribe to our newsletter for the monthly code!
Are you finishing your service term soon and wondering what to do next? WMAC is hosting an AmeriCorps alumni panel where you'll have a chance to talk to alums about their transition from service to the professional world.
Free coffee and donuts!
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Feeling the winter blues? Join the West Michigan AmeriCorps Collaborative for a relaxing evening filled with pampering and self care. Learn how to make your own "zine," indulge in DIY spa products, let your creative side out with adult coloring books, and bond with your fellow AmeriCorps members over board games. Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and beverages. Open to all AmeriCorps and VISTA members and alumni (friends and family welcome). We will also have a random drawing for door prizes.
If you would like to participate in making your own bath products, here are some suggested items to bring with you*:
-Granulated sugar and/or salt
-Coconut oil or another carrier oil of your choice (olive, grapeseed, almond, avocado, etc)
-Essential oils (optional)
-Small container(s) such as mason jars
*WMAC will also be providing some materials on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suggested $5 donations to help cover costs are welcome but not mandatory.
Huge thanks to the Grand Rapids Alliance of Cooperative Communities (GRACC) for hosting this event!
Calling all West Michigan AmeriCorps members!
We need volunteers during Rock the Block, Linc Up's neighborhood-wide block party! Members will table with WMAC and promote AmeriCorps, as well as run Rock the Block in general. The event begins at 10 and wraps up by 7pm, so feel free to sign up for all or part of that time frame. It will be on Madison Ave. between Hall and Oakdale; Linc Up is located at 1167 Madison Ave. SE.
Tasks will include set-up and tear-down, supervising the Kid Zone, and trash duty. This is a very fun event and a great chance to network between not only AmeriCorps programs, but also the wider community.
Registration to volunteer is due by Friday, May 26th at 3pm. Please contact WMAC member Anna Lindner (ALindner@literacycenterwm.org) to register (specify your T-shirt size and times you will be there) or with questions.