On Friday July 24th we had the honor of celebrating our 2014-15 Confluence AmeriCorps Members and their Supervisors at our Commencement ceremony.
It was a gorgeously sunny day. We laid out blankets on the drought-baked grass and enjoyed chilled lemon cucumber water and home made desserts. Tom Lamar, Executive Director of PCEI offered some words of encouragement to our honorees before each Member was welcomed up to receive their AmeriCorps certificates for successfully completing a full Term of Service.
Here is an abbreviated list of their many many accomplishments this year:
- Leveraged 27,801 volunteer hours
- Educated 6,129 adults; 2,669 of which reside in communities of color and 3,109 reside in low income communities
- Engaged 12,016 youth, 4,418 of which reside in communities of color and 5,820 reside in low income communties
- Planted 48,976 trees and shrubs
- Over 75 acres of invasive species removed