The Virginia Service Commission is excited to celebrate the impact of AmeriCorps programs throughout Virginia and offer thanks to each and every one of our members! The 2022 Virginia AmeriCorps Celebration will also provide inspiration, motivation, and tools to enable you to meet challenges in your service year!









Join Button will open March 8, 2022.

9:00 - 9:30Influencer (Brand Ambassador) Workshop,
Christina Dumas & Gail Doyle, Virginia Service Commission
9:30 - 9:55Welcome Plenary Session

Greeting and Pledge of Allegiance - Program Preludes
Julie M. Strandlie, Chair, Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism

AmeriCorps Trending in 2022 and AmeriCorps Pledge
Kathy Spangler, Director, Virginia Service Commission
10:10 - 11:00Networking Activity: Tiny Teaches
Sasha Bronder, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
11:10 - 12:00Living out the AmeriCorps Pledge without Burning Out
Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, Do Good, Be Good
12:00 - 12:30Virginia National Service Awards
Clifford Yee, Chair, Virginia Service Foundation
12:30 - 1:00Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00Grad School Application Best Practices
Dr. Jeffery Wilson, Associate Dean, VCU Graduate School
Cross Cultural Conflict: Are you ready for impact?
Shameka Gerald, Ed.D., Director of Equity, Assessment & Strategic Operations, Newport News Public Schools
2:10 - 3:00Your Service Year Journey, Alum Panel
Facilitated by Samantha Lukasiewicz, Monitoring and Compliance Officer, Virginia Service Commission
3:10 - 4:00Building a Better Budget, Personal Finance
Chris Woodbury, Financial Partnership Manager, Virginia Credit Union
Seasonal Explorations of Virginia
David Neudeck, Public Communications and Marketing Director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
4:00 - 4:05Closing
Roxanne Saunders, AmeriCorps Program Manager, Virginia Service Commission