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Katie O’Marra CPDC ServiceWorksKatie O’Marra

Katie O’Marra is a native New Yorker and recent graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, where she studied International Political Economy, Sociology, and Arabic. She brings to ServiceWorks a passion for building strong communities in service—a mission fortified during her years as an executive board member and team leader for Global Outreach service projects. These interests were further realized during Katie’s six month journey in Amman, Jordan where she worked with an NGO to bring sports camp to girls taking refuge in Jordan from their homelands of Syria, Palestine, and Iraq. Katie hopes to continue creating intentional and safe communities for young people of all backgrounds in her work as a ServiceWorks VISTA at CPDC.

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“Turning the Tide on Violence”| CPDC ServiceWorks Blog

A Step Toward Non-Violence at Mayfair Mansions By Katie O’Marra, CPDC ServiceWorks On Saturday, February 20, five weeks of skills training and event planning culminated in the Mayfair Mansions cohort of scholars’ capstone project. These scholars worked as a team to decide that violence in their community was a...

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“Laying the Foundation at Historic Mayfair Mansions”| CPDC Serviceworks

Laying the ServiceWorks Foundation at Mayfair Mansions By: Katie O’Marra, CPDC ServiceWorks This is crunch time for ServiceWorks at CPDC. Our MLK Day of Service is just behind us and now, a boot camp event and the start of our 5-week program is just around the corner. As the...

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“Reintroducing ServiceWorks”| CPDC ServiceWorks Blog

‘Reintroducing’ ServiceWorks to CPDC  By: Katie O’Marra, CPDC ServiceWorks The ServiceWorks VISTA role at CPDC must seem a bit elusive to other CPDC staff at times. We entered the office this summer and met our new coworkers, but many people still didn’t really understand what it is we do...

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“Making a Difference: StonyBrook Clean Up”| CPDC ServiceWorks Blog

Volunteers Embrace Clean Up at StonyBrook- Make a Difference Day 2015 By: Katie O’Marra, CPDC ServiceWorks In these early stages of facilitating ServiceWorks, every event still comes with a degree of uncertainty. Last Saturday’s Make a Difference Day project was no exception. I was unsure whether my small team...

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“Building from Ground Up”| CPDC ServiceWorks Blog

“Building a ServiceWorks Program from Ground Up” By: Katie O’Marra, CPDC ServiceWorks Rolling out a totally new program is no small task. This week I’ve been thinking about the other AmeriCorps members I met at Pre-Service Orientation who entered into roles that were already created for them and had...

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