Breonna Scott - YWCA of Central Alabama

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I think that reaching out to people who need and want our help is fantastic -- I love the aspect of eliminating racism and empowering women, especially as a woman and a minority. I think it's great to be a part of these programs and I think it's important to give back to the community!" What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part is being around the people I serve." What's your favorite thing to do when you're not serving? "Watching Netflix and crocheting -- AT THE SAME TIME." What's your favorite snack? "Pretzels and popcorn. And mint chocolate chip ice cream." What's your favorite soda? "Canada Dry Ginger Ale!" What are your plans after

Site Spotlight: W. O. Parmer Elementary School

How many members are serving at this site? "Five AIST members serve at W. O. Parmer Elementary School, Greenville, AL." What is your organizations goal at this site? "AmeriCorps members serve in the classroom daily performing intervent activities for rural economically disadvantaged students to achieve benchmark levels in reading and math. After the instructional day, you will find these members assisting in 21st Century Learning Centers at their site and with BCSS athletic teams. What is something exciting that has happened at this site? "AIST members have been “on site” for one week since their Pre-Service Training October 3-11, 2016. These members had the distinct honor of participating

Jessica Snead: Teach For America

Why did you join Teach For America and AmeriCorps? "I joined Teach for America because I wanted to make an educational impact on the lives of our youth. Education is very important, and I believe every child deserves the opportunity to obtain a great education. I have always had a passion for youth and Teach For America gave me the opportunity to put that passion into reality." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of national service is the strong foundation that it gives corps members like me. Whether it is information to help me become successful in the classroom or just the encouragement to keep doing my very best, national service can teach you a lot. I als

Site Spotlight: Focus First: Mobile & Baldwin Counties

How many members are serving at this site? "Seven AmeriCorps Members are providing service in these counties during the week of October 3rd-7th." What is your organizations goal at this site? "The goal is to work with administrators and teachers to provide high-tech vision screenings for their children, then connect the children who fail with comprehensive follow up care." What is something exciting that has happened at this site? "This week (October 3-7), AmeriCorps Members will be conducting high-tech vision screenings in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. We will be visiting daycares, Head Start programs, and Office of School Readiness Pre-K centers screening approximately 1,500 children age

Nena Morrow - Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I like working with AmeriCorps because they help the community with lots of things. They help build ramps, homes and promote wellness programs whenever given the opportunity. I feel like working with AmeriCorps has made me a better person. " What is your favorite part of national service? "Helping people get back on their feet after disasters is very rewarding. Helping with food, clothing housing and making a difference is what I liek to do." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "I like spending time with my family and traveling." What is your favorite snack? "I like junk food so it is hard to decide on one. I eat lots of chips and ice cre

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