Dawn Clements - Birmingham Engaging in STEM

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I decided to join AmeriCorps because I thought it would be a wonderful way to not only meet different people but, to help children and communities with challenges they face on an everyday bases." What is your favorite part of national service? "I believe my favorite part of national service is the feeling you get after you have truly made someone’s day. Whether it is a kind word or gesture; I think Mahatma Gandhi said it best, 'be the change you wish to see in the world' and because of this I plan on doing just that." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "My absolute favorite thing to do when I am not serving is, acting. I find performing a

Jasmyn Winston - YWCA of Central Alabama.

Why did you join AmeriCorps? “ I joined Americorps because I am passionate about being a service to people that are not as fortunate as me. Being a Birmingham native and serving in areas I grew up in, is the best way for me to give back to a community and area that provided so many resources to me.” What is your favorite part of national service? “My favorite part about national service is getting the opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life. I currently serve in an area that mainly deals with adolescent children. So if I can influence just one person’s life for the betterment of themselves or their children, then I have achieved my main objective.” What is your favorite thing to do w

Michael Earnest - AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

Why did you join AmeriCorps ? "My entire adult life has been about service and the Segal Education Award made joining AmeriCorps a wise decision." What is your favorite part of national service? "What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? I enjoy making a difference in the lives of my students and my teachers. I hunt and fish and enjoy building beds, swings, outdoor furniture in my woodworking shop at home. Plus I have been involved in Scouting for 15 years and currently serve as Assistant Scout Master for Troop#520 in Greenville." Favorite soda: "Cherry Coke." Favorite snack: "Snickers." What are your plans after AmeriCorps? "I want to complete my coursework earning a de

Jessica Spratling - Alabama Network for Family Resource Centers.

Why did you join AmeriCorps? “I joined AmeriCorps initially to supplement my husband’s income, but once I joined I realized I could do much more, helping my community and furthering my education.” What is your favorite part of national service? “My favorite part of service is working with the youth, helping to shape their future.” What is your favorite thing to do when your not serving? “When I am not serving, I am with my family.” What is your favorite snack? “My favorite snack is anything pumpkin spice.” What is your favorite soda? “My favorite drink is Coca Cola.” What are your plans after AmeriCorps? “My plans after AmeriCorps are to continue school and become a nurse.”

Site Spotlight

Welcome to Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Center (BREAD) in Birmingham City Schools-Birmingham, Alabama. How many members are serving at this site? "We have two members-Denae Beasley and Dawn Clements are serving at BREAD." What is your organizations goal at this site? "The goal is to equip and empower students and their families for success while instilling and inspiring all participants with courage, confidence and character." What is something exciting that has happened at this site? "The AmeriCorps members joined our staff this summer for small group and one-on-one academic intervention in our summer program. The AmeriCorps members makes it possible to ensure continuity

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