5 Ways to Stay Ahead of Homesickness
For two months, I convinced myself that I was not homesick. I was strong, I could do anything for a year, FaceTime, texting and various other types of social media made it easy to talk to all of the people I missed in Oregon. Yet I was definitely homesick. After admitting my homesickness, I came come up with a handful of tips, tricks, and strategies in order to feel more settled in Boston during a year of service:
A Time-Travelling Letter
See the reflections of one AmeriCorps member writing a letter to the person she was at the beginning of the year.
My Service Year
"Seventeen hundred service hours or so ago, we first stood as a corps on the steps of Excel Academy and waited. I, for one, after months of emails and Facebook notifications, was eager to finally begin and meet my fellow idealists, but unfortunately had no idea where to actually start. We may all have looked the same in bland white shirts and dark jeans, but finding things to talk about was surprisingly hard, especially at what then seemed an early hour..."
Alumni Spotlight: Nolan Greene
Recap: Corps Graduation 2016
On June 17, 2016, our 265 AmeriCorps members wrapped up their service year in a graduation ceremony at Northeastern University. There, more than 300 family members, friends, school partners, mentors, and champions gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the corps and the growth of the students they served.