CT Ally Derek Santiago’s Mid-Year Presentation of Learning

Connecticut Ally Derek Santiago decides to go the “infomercial” route to describe what he’s learned so far in his term.  In short, ditch P90X.  The “PACT” System is where it’s at.

Ideas we Like: PA Connecticut’s Serveup

PA CT Allies facilitating a service day.

The notions of creativity and innovation are grounded in our core value of Focusing on Assets — what  are our strengths and gifts, and how can we re-align those to get a better result? To that end, let me introduce you to PA Connecticut Program Manager Tyler Driscoll, who has imagined Serveup, a mobile/web application that makes finding and engaging in service opportunities easier.

It will capture the experiences of community members as they engage in service and provide a space to share ideas about service and leadership in their communities.

We invite you to learn more about it at the Pepsi Refresh campaign website, where it’s in the running for a 50K grant.

Ally Impact: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT photographer Mark Smith is featuring on his website a set a photographs from a community portrait session sponsored by Public Allies Connecticut and the Bridgeport Community Trust.  The Bridgeport Allies Team Service Project is renovating family homes to address the decline of affordable housing in their community. Read the rest of this entry »

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