On Wednesday September 26, 2018 in the Harborview Room at the Barnstable County campus, in the west wing of the old jail, twenty three AmeriCorps placements pledged:
I will get things done for America- to make our people safer,
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.
AmeriCorps placements promised to maintain and improve miles of trails, paths, and waterways, and implement new programs and to positively impact our community. They will be serving several towns and communities working with their Shellfish Departments, Audubon sanctuaries, Land Trusts, Natural Resource Departments and the Red Cross just to mention a few.
The excitement of new beginnings and positive energy resonated hope and positivity and it could be felt throughout the room.
After learning about the mission of the Cape Cod AmeriCorps each of the placements introduced themselves, where they were from and which placement they would be servicing with. Following placement introductions all agencies representatives introduced themselves with their names, agencies and their favorite spot on Cape Cod.
Welcoming new placements and experiencing the tremendous feelings of expectation and desire for all positive impactful things about to happen was indeed a privilege to be present to experience.
Cheers to the energy and efforts of those AmeriCorps placements, their very fortunate agencies and all the work and improvements that are about to begin.
Andrea L. Higgins
Natural Resource Officer
Town of Barnstable