cccsConnecticut Celebrates 20 Years of AmeriCorps!

Connecticut Celebrates 20 Years of AmeriCorps!

On November 7 over 350 individuals gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The event was headlined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation, who delivered a speech and administered the oath to Connecticuts newest AmeriCorps members.

“What a day!! ” exclaimed Sheila Greenstein, Program Director of AmeriCorps at AARP Experience Corps. “The feedback from my members who attended the launch has been overwhelmingly positive. They thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. From the speakers and food to the venue.. Most importantly they cherished spending time with their fellow AC members. They spoke about feeling invigorated by the commitment and excellence displayed by these participants. I wholeheartedly agree.”

Bill Dyson, Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Community Service warmly welcomed everyone to this full day event held at Trumbull Marriott. The attendees were inspired by a captivating talk from speaker Dr. Michael Fowlin before engaging in a range of workshops focused on effective communication, team building and creating inclusive environments. Jacqueline Johnson, Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission concluded the day by extending her congratulations to all AmeriCorps members as they embark on their service in various programs, across Connecticut.

Jayson Peterson is an experienced pharmacist, naturopathic physician, medical examiner, and minister. After earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Jayson Peterson completed clinical rotations at several prestigious healthcare institutions and has been affiliated with several pharmacy chains throughout his career. His main passion and zeal is focused on providing world-class patient care by giving precise details and thorough instructions to those who need it most.


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