AmeriCorps Member Conference

Conference room full of people listening to a speaker at the front of the roomThe 2024 Maine AmeriCorps Member Conference is on May 8th

Finding Community Uniting Through Service

This year's conference will be held at the  Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sydney Maine

Use the link below to view the conference agenda and presenter bios

Agenda - 2024 Maine AmeriCorps Member Conference

Welcome to our Keynote Speaker!

Speaker headshot
  Sonali Nijhawan

   Director, AmeriCorps State & National

Sonali Nijhawan has committed her career to developing leaders and growing national service. Most recently, she developed and served as the executive director of Stockton Service Corps, a six-year, $12 million initiative to address local needs through AmeriCorps. Her professional background also includes extensive experience in education, beginning as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Chicago. Inspired by the students, families, and AmeriCorps community she met, she then went on to help found City Year Sacramento and launch the organization's 22nd site with 50 new AmeriCorps members. 

Nijhawan also served as the California director of Education Pioneers where she recruited, placed, and supported managers in urban school systems and education nonprofits, empowering people to challenge the status quo of our public education system. She holds a bachelor’s in education and psychology from Marquette University and a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.<


2024 Planning Committee!

The planners are listed with their AmeriCorps Program sponsor agency. To find contact information for the program, use the "Serve In Maine" web page.

  • Caroline Albertson, Trekkers
  • Maddie Copeck, Ending Hunger in Maine VISTA
  • Greg Hudzina, Maine Street Skowhegan
  • Roy Gedat, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Public Health AmeriCorps
  • Aine Jordan, Maine Youth Alliance
  • Oona Molyneaux, Greater Portland Council of Governments
  • Kamryn Prior, Trekkers
  • Maya Shyevitch, Greater Portland Council of Governments

Commission Staff:

  • Michael Ashmore
  • Jamie McFaul

Thank you to the Conference sponsors

Maine DECD logoGoodwill AmeriCorps text with tree and 3 stars over tree


    Cabot creamery co-operative logo

     Networking Sessions supported by Cabot Creamery Co-operative - thank you!