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A Home Exchange Experience

A fellow Servas member has put together a PowerPoint of her Homelink Home Exchange Experience.

Check out her PowerPoint and enjoy her photos here: Berlin – Summer 2013

We welcome you to share your Servas stories and travel experiences by emailing us at info@usservas.org

Happy travels!

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Peace Project Updates

We’ve been lucky to volunteer at some wonderful events so far this year.

For our January Peace Project we gathered together to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr’s impact on civil rights, social justice and peace by volunteering at the MLK Day Bowl of Beans Benefit. This event was sponsored by Arcata Recreation, Arcata Elementary School and News Channel 3. Proceeds benefited Arts in the Afternoon and Arcata Elementary School (near our office in Northern California.) Our volunteers helped prepare a meal of rice, beans, cornbread and salad and helped assist children color and put together an MLK mural.

MLK mural

 

Our February Peace Project involved participating in a very important, global event on February 14th. One Billion Rising is a world wide initiative to stop violence against women. Our staff joined together with many community members and friends to rise up and dance to harness our power and imagination to rise for justice. Together we made a statement that we will not tolerate violence against women and children in our community and around the world.

feb 2014 peace project

 

In March we were excited to volunteer at a fund raiser that brought in $61,000 for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)! CASA speaks for children in the foster care system in court because all children have a right to live in a safe, healthy and secure environment. CASA’s Big Night Dinner and Auction is one of their biggest fundraisers and we got to help! Our Peace Project Volunteers enjoyed helping usher and keep the auction running smoothly.

march peace project

 

Stay tuned for updates on future Peace Projects and feel free to contact us with any ideas for projects or to share peace initiatives you’ve participated in!


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2014 Servas Youth Meeting Kyrgyzstan: save the date!

We hope you will consider attending the upcoming Youth Conference in Kyrgyztan and encourage other youth in your area to attend as well! This will be an exciting event spanning 5 days during the last week in July.

More details to follow regarding registration process, funding possibilities, conditions and program as soon as we confirm the venue. Till then – please, save the date, be patient and stay tuned @ http://servas.pl/Kyrgyzstan/

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