Nominations Open!


Dear National Service Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the Corporation for National and Community Service is accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards, a special opportunity to spotlight extraordinary programs and inspiring AmeriCorps members serving communities across our country.

Nominations are accepted from AmeriCorps NCCC, VISTA, State, National, and tribal programs. The Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. Best New Program
  2. Most Significant Innovation
  3. Engaging More People with Disabilities
  4. Most Impactful Member Service
  5. Most Compelling Member Experience

The deadline for 2018 nominations is June 13. The nomination form and details for completion are located here. Please share this information with your staff, grantees, members, board, commission members, subgrantee staff, operating staff, and  other partners, and encourage them to submit nominations.

Thank you for spreading the word about this great recognition opportunity!

AmeriCorps State & National
Corporation for National and Community Service


Thinking about life after AmeriCorps? Attend SAC’s Annual Career Fair this upcoming Tuesday!


Come meet employers who are actively hiring, believe in AmeriCorps’ values, and are eagerly looking to connect with AmeriCorps Members who will soon be finishing their service! Employers come from the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors. Come talk to recruiters from Pacific Science CenterPlanned Parenthood ActionGirl Scouts of Western Washington and more! Don’t forget about the FREE RAFFLE for your chance to WIN $25 Starbucks and Ross Dress for Less giftcards, Pacific Science Center Tickets, and more!

Learn more and register here.

Hope to see you tonight at the Atlas Workbase in Queen Anne (500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109) from 4:30-7:30!

Upcoming Event: Trivia at Fado Irish Pub!


AmeriCorps members are assembling for a tried & true tradition of trivia & tastes at one of our favorite downtown Irish Pubs! Join us for this fun St. Patrick’s tradition. Bring a friend.

Where: Fado Irish Pub @ 801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

When: Wednesday, March 28th from 6pm-8pm

*SPECIAL: extended happy hour just for you, because we ♥ you.*

Space is limited. Please RSVP so we can get a headcount for a reservation.

Facebook Event Here

Geeks Who Drink (Trivia) Rules: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/about/players

Upcoming Event: Holiday Party!

holiday-holidays-brown-christmas-6300.jpgOn December 2nd, 2017:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and who better to celebrate with than your Seattle AmeriFamily? SAC is hosting a special holiday party at Ozzie’s (105 W Mercer St, Seattle) to celebrate the season.

******4 Important details**********

1. What should I wear? Wear an ugly holiday themed sweater, the more crazy the better! We’ll vote on the best sweater for a prize!

2. Should I bring anything? Bring a white elephant gift if you want to participate in our white elephant gift exchange. Not sure what a white elephant gift exchange is? Find more here: https://www.whiteelephantrules.com/

3. Can I bring a friend/plus one? Yes! Bring a friend. Make sure you and your friend RSVP to this event page, so we know how many people to expect!!!

4. Will there be AmerOke (AmeriCorps Karaoke)??? YES!


Be there, or be square. Happy holidays!
♥, SAC

Announcing #StipendLife 2017


Yes. It’s official. #StipendLife is back and better than ever. Are you an AmeriCorps just starting out, trying to figure out just how to afford this crazy expensive city? Seattle AmeriCorps Collaborative is bringing together resources and people to help give you advice and support during your financially stressful AmeriCorps term. We want you to be your best self this year, so come join us.

Are you an alum that wants to offer words of wisdom to members? We have a special role you can play this year. Talk to us about being on our”Ameri-Advice” panel, or “what I wish I knew before I started AmeriCorps.”

About the venue: we are super excited to announce that Stipend Life will be held at the Centilia Cultural Center! Centilia is a popular term in the Nahuatl (Uto-Aztecan) language meaning “to join together, to become one.”

The Cultural Center is right near the Beacon Hill light rail station for ultimate convenience.

Let us meet & mingle, have fun, and kick off this amazing adventure together!

Date: Monday, October 23rd from 5:30pm-8:30pm. 

Address: Centilia Cultural Center 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, Washington 

September Event: Happy Hour at West Seattle Brewing Co.


It was a dark and stormy Sunday.

The Seattle AmeriCorps Collaborative pages were a flurry of activity. “LOCATION CHANGE: Happy Hour” the website frantically stated. We hoped, against all odds, to have one last sunny Sunday for a beach bonfire with cool friends.

Alas, the weather in Seattle does not always cooperate with our best laid plans. We met instead at a small, local brewery and coffee shop located at the corner of Fauntleroy in West Seattle for our first event of the fall season.

We were lucky to be joined by AmeriCorps Alumni and members from Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, Notre Dame, and City Year. The wonderful crew had a great time getting to know some new members, many of which had just started their year of service.

Over coffee, good brews, and lots and lots of games of UNO (and a few solo games of Connect Four?) Our Seattle AmeriCorps members laughed together, got to know each other better, and took surprise trips to KFC (to find the cheapest food possible, of course!)

Welcome back, members. It’s going to be a great year.

– Seattle AC