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Quick Reminder

Pace’s CVM AmeriCorps is RECRUITING!!! We’re looking for PACE STUDENTS and ALUM to commit to a 9-month PAID internship in one of the following areas:

- Non-Profit Capacity Building

- English Language Literacy

- Computer Literacy

Work at Pace University or in the community around Pace, gain professional skills and experience, serve the community, and earn an education award to help pay for school.

To learn more or to apply for this competitive program, contact Kathryn Quigley: or (212)346-1124 If interested please apply immediately, as space is limited!

Heart Truth Campaign

February 22, 2011

This Thursday, Feb. 24th, we are going to help work on the Heart Truth Campaign right at Pace University!

Crystal brought the idea to us that we should create awareness at Pace University by cutting out hearts, designing them, and write facts about heart disease on them that will eventually be handed out to people around campus.

However, we NEED YOUR HELP!

On Thursday, Feb. 24th, we are going to have a classroom at Pace University with our art supplies there to do this activity. We welcome all our members and non-members to join us create these hearts!
We are planning to have the room from 1-5pm, and we need some of our members to be there at designated times (for a shift).

Please email me back if you are able to do this! It can be 1-2pm, 1-3pm, etc.

Thanks so much! The plan is to hand them out on Feb. 28th with fruit, so if you can make it on Feb. 28th in the afternoon, let me know about that too!


Volunteer by Leading Conversation Groups in Chinatown!

February 10, 2011

CVM AmeriCorps is looking for volunteers that can help adult English Language Learners in Chinatown practice their English skills! Basically, we need you to facilitate conversation groups by talking about sports, shopping, cooking, business, interview skills, anything! The students are really eager to practice their English and would sincerely appreciate your help, time, and commitment! And remember, this will count as service hours.

Conversation groups take place on Fridays, from 6:30 to 8pm! Our first one is on February 11th!

This is a one-time or long-term volunteer opportunity. You can come in for one Friday or several Fridays. Pass this great opportunity to your friends!

If interested, please email Volunteer Coordinator, Miki Tamura at

Chinese Cultural Festival

June 18, 2010

Media Coverage of our Chinese Cultural Festival Event at MS 131

Fieldtrip to Sony Wonder Technology Lab!

June 11, 2010

New Website for ISACC

April 6, 2010

Our members never cease to amaze us!

Cheng Qui, who works at ISACC, redesigned their website. Now vibrant and beautiful, it truly represents the great work they do.

Check it out at

English Language Literacy Books

March 4, 2010

Starting mid-March, CVM AmeriCorps along with students at Pace will be creating books for the adult students in our English Language Literacy classes.

That’s right. The books will be written and illustrated by YOU! This will be a great opportunity for English, Art, and Education majors to use their skills and add onto resumes.

Email if interested.

Puppy Love

March 4, 2010

We showed so much love to the seniors at Cabrini Eldercare and Hope Lodge for Valentines Day that we forgot how much we love the little guys…. you know, the furry ones.

Join us March 26th from 2 to 4pm to help clean, feed, spend time with the cats and dogs at Animal Haven. This will be fun, sweet way to get volunteer hours.

Email, if interested.

Making Art for MLK

January 28, 2010

Words and paint can go a long way…5×5 feet to be exact!

In honor of MLK Day we partnered up with our friends at the YMCA to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and create a mural. The finished product, which is hanging at MS131 has a hand drawn image of Dr. King and words, the kids painted, that describe the civil rights movement.

Can’t thank the YMCA staff and our members enough! Everything went perfectly because of you all. Until the next one…

Ways to Serve Haiti

January 14, 2010

From our friends at ServiceNation

Yesterday’s earthquake in Haiti was absolutely devastating, and our hearts and sympathies go out to the people of Haiti as they begin the painful process of digging out, saving lives, and starting the long, long road to recovery.

The White House immediately put out this response, with the President saying “My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this earthquake. We are closely monitoring the situation and we stand ready to assist the people of Haiti.”

Hard as it may be to imagine, this earthquake was even worse for Haiti than Katrina was for us. And in the aftermath of Katrina, the thousands of Americans who stepped forward to serve brought vital hope and support to fellow humans suffering tremendous loss and adversity. The citizens of Haiti desperately need a similar response, and ServiceNation is working to help support the relief efforts already underway.

Here is a great resource to track what is going on: the Haiti Wiki created by a fascinating new group called Crisis Commons.

And here is an initial list of ways you can respond.

1) Our partners at the American Red Cross are already in action, as they always are when disaster strikes (read the latest here). The best way to help the Red Cross do the work that needs to be done in Haiti is to text “Haiti” to 90999, which will automatically contribute $10 to Red Cross relief efforts. If you would like to donate more, and/or prefer not to donate by text, you can make a direct donation to the Red Cross International Response Fund here.

2) The great people at Mercy Corps are also in action, deploying an emergency response team (you can follow what is happening on Mercy Corp’s blog). You can support Mercy Corp’s efforts by making a donation here. You can also set up your own Haiti fundraising page to help Mercy Corps here.

3) Our friends at Huffington Post Impact have set up a great page where you can track news, and all the ways you can help. The page will be frequently updated. Here’s what the page has so far:

The American Red Cross is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund.

UNICEF has issued a statement that “Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them.” UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.

•Donate through Wyclef Jean’s foundation, Yele Haiti. Text “Yele” to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.

Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.

MLK Day Mural Event

January 11, 2010

We love Dr. King and we love the kids at the Chinatown YMCA, so it only made sense to…..celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day byhosting a mural creation party at the YMCA!!!!

Who: CVM AmeriCorps and YMCA

What: Mural Painting/ Lesson on reason for MLK Day

Where: Chinatown YMCA Hester Center

When: January 22, 2009 3:30-5:30

The finished mural will be donated to the English Language Literacy classes, as a way for them to learn about the man that changed civil rights for this country and world.