As an AmeriCorps member serving at JC Wright Middle School, I strive to connect with students in a meaningful way. I feel responsible for being “my best self” every day for students and staff in this dynamic education community…
The pressure is on!
As a literacy tutor for 9 students, I value each kiddo’s unique worldview.
The students share stories, experiences, struggles…
I am inspired!
As an after-school program leader, I juggle expectations and flexibility, structure and fun. I am part of a passionate team of staff that values and celebrates the impact of after-school activities…
I am privileged to be serving kids!
During my second term serving as an AmeriCorps member, I have made many discoveries, both about myself and about the meaning of service.
Some of my most meaningful discoveries this year have either caught me completely by surprise or have come through in the subtleties of my conversations with kids…
These most unexpected moments have allowed me to grow!
When kids trust enough to open up to me, I feel that I have done my job as an AmeriCorps member. For me, service is all about building relationships and learning from each interaction…
I have learned more from my students than I could ever teach them!
This learning is the central reason why I engage in national service.
Serving with AmeriCorps is an opportunity to engage with a community, to grow personally and professionally and to work towards positive change in society…
I have hope for a brighter future for the students that I serve!
This hope is my inspiration to continue serving my community, even after my term with AmeriCorps is complete. I plan to seek out opportunities for community engagement that are mission-driven and have proven success.
I have seen the power of projects and organizations that work!
Through national service, I have grown. However, more importantly, communities have been strengthened.
I am proud to be part of the building up of communities and the
cultivating of dreams!