Middle Alabama Area on Aging - Alabaster, Alabama

How many members are serving at this time? We have 5 slots with 4 serving. What is your organizations goal at this time? To promote health and wellness among our seniors. What is something excited that has happen at this site? We have been fixing up homes in the community through partnerships.

Helping Our Friends in Louisiana

Do you want to help the victims of the severe flooding in Louisiana but don’t know how? We have a few tips to help anyone who wants to donate to the victims of this severe flooding. Volunteer Affiliate with existing non-profit organizations before going to the disaster area. Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Connecting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained to respond in the most effective way. In a community struggling to respond to and recover from a disaster, an influx of unexpected or unneeded volunteers and donations can make the p

Campbell Amari Escott - Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps-BETA

Why did you join AmeriCorps? “I joined AmeriCorps with hopes of serving my community along with the opportunities of professional development and serving with others who’s as passionate as me.” What is your favorite part of national service? “My favorite part of national service is working with the students in the schools.” What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? “When I’m not serving, I enjoy spending time with my cousin Ayer, teaching her the same skills that I teach the students in the schools.” What is your favorite snack? “My favorite snake is Peanut Butter Crackers.” What is your favorite soda? “My favorite soda is Mountain Dew.” What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

SaveFirst Montgomery-Huntingdon Tax Site Montgomery, AL.

How many members are serving at this site? “IMPACT America has three AmeriCorps members serving at this site.” What is your organization’s goal at this site? Our main goal throughout “SaveFirst season is to provide free, quality tax services to working families and individuals living in and around the Montgomery area.” What is something exciting that has happened at this site? “One of the couples who came to our site received a large enough refund to finally take their children on the family vacation they had always asked for. They had been saving up for quite some time, so it was a really special moment for them.”

Emily Sarvis - YWCA of Central Alabama.

Why did you join AmeriCorps? “I joined Americorps to formally commit myself to serving my community. I was already frequently volunteering, and AmeriCorps’ benefits offered the exact experience I was seeking.” What is your favorite part of national service? “My favorite part about my service is building relationships with an immensely diverse group of people–specifically the mentoring relationships I have with my students.” What is your favorite thing to do when your not serving? “Drawing and reading comics is by far my favorite hobby. I also enjoy throwing dinner parties for my friends; I make the best fried green tomatoes you’ll ever eat.” What is your favorite snack? “My favorite snacks a

Xianszelle Bailey - AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

Why did you join AmeriCorps ? “I joined the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team because my Mom suggested it after serving one year in 2013-2014. I also joined to help others and to lead students in a positive light.” What is your favorite part of national service? “My favorite part of National Service is helping others. I also love learning something new every day. I have created hundreds of memories with wonderful people. My experience in AmeriCorps has been awesome.” What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? “When I am not serving, my favorite thing is do is spend quality time with my family. We go to the park, movies, read books, and bake cookies.” Favorite soda: “Spr

Francis Marion School Perry County, AL.

How many members are serving at this site? “During the 2015-2016 school year, we had three AmeriCorps members teaching at Francis Marion School. In addition, we had one alumni member who continued teaching beyond his two year commitment. For the 2016-2017 school year, we will have three Teach For America and AmeriCorps members teaching at Francis Marion School.” What is your organizations goal at this site? “Our goal is continue to partner with Francis Marion School by providing excellent teachers to a school and rural area that often has a difficult time filling open teaching positions. Teach For America – Alabama has consistently placed teachers at Francis Marion School since the foundin

Jalynn Carter - Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers

Why did you join AmeriCorps? “I joined AmeriCorps to make a difference in my community and peoples lives.” What is your favorite part of national service? “ I enjoy serving with my team because I know that our service is making a difference.” What is your favorite thing to do when your not serving? “When I’m not serving with my team I enjoy playing my saxophone and listening to music.” What is your favorite snack? “My favorite snack is white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.” What is your favorite soda? “My favorite snack is Diet Coke.” What are your plans after AmeriCorps? “After AmeriCorps I plan to finish my nursing degree and complete the Nurse Anesthetist Program at UAB.”

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