NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 1,600 volunteers participated in today’s Hands On Nashville Day, the community’s largest annual day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools. Continue reading 24th Annual Hands On Nashville Day Results in More than 1,600 Volunteers Serving 31 Metro Schools
Emily, Hands On Nashville’s YVC Engagement AmeriCorps member, reflects on two years of leadership.
Since 2011, 65 EVE-Certified Nonprofits Engaged Volunteers in More Than 3 Million Hours
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean, in partnership with Hands On Nashville and the Center for Nonprofit Management, today celebrated 11 nonprofits achieving Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE) certification and the success of the initiative, now in its eighth round. Continue reading Mayor Recognizes 11 “Excellence in Volunteer Engagement” Recipients, Celebrates Initiative for Promoting High-Quality Volunteer Management
Ready to sign up a new team for Hands On Nashville Day 2015 (HON Day)? Sweet! Follow this step-by-step tutorial to get signed up. Remember: Registration opens Aug. 18! Continue reading HON Day 2015 Team Registration Toolkit
What does it mean to be healthy and well? What health-related issue are others struggling with in our community? During week three of Hands On Nashville’s YVC Summer Camp, a group of twelve high school students explored these questions through a series of service-learning activities. Continue reading YVC Summer Camp Week 3 Recap: Health & Wellness
Time flies when you are having fun (and gardening and cooking delicious fresh food!). It’s been a great summer of learning, gardening, and eating at the Hands On Nashville Urban Farm. For six weeks, our 2015 Urban Agriculture Teaching lead their peers through a hands-on curriculum that aimed to positively impact knowledge and behavior around eating. They did a wonderful job!
Here’s a few numbers that help tell the story:
- Participants hours at Crop City : 2,800+
- Pounds of produce harvested: 300+
- Number of Teaching Interns: 12
And while it won’t show up in any numbers or future learning menu, we shared a lot of laughs, games, smiles, and good food with a great group of participants.
Here’s a sampling of the lessons taught in the latter half of the Crop City summer. Continue reading Crop City 2015 – Final Recap!
During week two of Hands On Nashville’s YVC Summer Camp, a group of 12 teens spent their week learning about the impacts and issues of hunger and homelessness. Through interactive discussions, documentary film viewings, and hands-on service projects, campers spent time learning and thinking about root causes and researched opportunities to positively impact these issues. Continue reading YVC Summer Camp Week #2 – Hunger & Homelessness
The warm summer sun is upon us, veggies are thriving at the Hands On Nashville Urban Farm and Crop City summer camp is in full bloom. Here’s a look at what’s been on the learning menu during weeks 1-3! Continue reading Crop City 2015 – Mid-summer Recap
Ashleigh Barker reflects on a year as a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Member.
For the last year, Ashleigh Barker has served as Hands On Nashville’s YVC Outreach AmeriCorps Member. In this role, Ashleigh has poured her heart and energy into connecting Nashville youth and teens, many of whom attend Metro Nashville Public Schools, to meaningful service opportunities designed to help them grow as leaders in their own right. From guiding a team of Youth Volunteer Corps interns who develop and lead their own service projects at area nonprofits, to facilitating a dynamic service-learning Summer Camp educating young Nashvillians in multiple issue areas, to creating social-networking content and the regular youth newsletter, Ashleigh has made a lasting impact in the lives of youth leaders, and those they benefit.
During her final week at Hands On Nashville, Ashleigh offered this reflection of her time as an AmeriCorps Member. Continue reading Reaching My True Potential: A Reflection of AmeriCorps Service
As Nashville prepared for the Country Music Association’s annual four-day Music Festival, the high-school students attending HON’s first week-long Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Summer Camp of 2015 gained new appreciation for sustainable living as a form of community outreach. Organized by YVC AmeriCorps Member Ashleigh Barker, and led by Stephanie, a Hands On Nashville Summer Youth Leader, youth spent the mornings building new knowledge of climate issues, food systems (local and global), and sustainable living practices through fun and engaging group-learning activities. Continue reading YVC Summer Camp Week #1 Engages Teens in Sustainability and Service-Learning