Megan Nunnery -Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging

What did you join AmeriCorps? "Volunteerism is a crucial aspect to why I wanted to pursue a career in Social Work, I see this as the real world training ground to better understand and serve future clients." What is your favorite part of national service? "You meet so many diverse people through National Service that teach you knew ideas and understandings of the community and beyond. It’s about being creative with the resources that we have been given to better promote well- being in a targeted population." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "I love being around people, so that means doing things with friends or planning events. My group of friends have an obsession

YWCA Domestic Violence Services

How many members serve at your site? "We have two members serving at this site." What is your organizations goal at this site? The Healthy Relationships Program is offered to middle and high school students. The program is FREE of charge and uses an evidence-based and peer-reviewed curriculum that aims to prevent dating violence among adolescents. What is something exciting that has happened at this site? We have already reached 4 schools this year since beginning in September. We were able to do assemblies at: Epic Elementary to their 5th grade students and Wenonah High School to 9th- 12th grades. We have taught a 3 day session to 10th graders at Minor High School and a 1 day outreach sessi

Tamika Holmes - Alabama Network of Family Resources

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "To help people unite and to work with individuals to rebuild their economic state." What is your favorite part of national service? "Seeing Individuals grow in so many ways. I love the “aha” moments." What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? "Read and watch TV." What is your favorite snack? "Plain Lays Chips and Coffee." What is your favorite soda? "Grapico." What are your plans after AmeriCorps? "To work with people individually so that I can help to build up people and help them to change for the better. I enjoy working with economic development."

Zachary Brown - AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined the AmeriCorps so that I could reach out to those in need and support those who are struggling in class. AmeriCorps allows me to help those in need and enrich others life with my presence. It will also assist me with paying for my education once my service has been completed. " What is your favorite part of national service? "In truth my favorite thing is the kids. I enjoy seeing their smiling faces and them being genuinely happy to see me every day. It makes me feel like I have a huge impact on them and driving them to look forward to the school day." What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? "Most people who know me know that I am a

Site Spotlight: James I. Dawson Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama

How many members are serving at this site? "This year we have one Teach For America teacher and AmeriCorps member working at Dawson Elementary School in her first year teaching, Chelsea Keel. In addition, we have 2 Teach For America and AmeriCorps alumna members working at Dawson who are in their fourth year teaching." What is your organizations goal at this site? "Our goal is continue to partner with Dawson Elementary School and Huntsville City Schools to provide excellent teachers where they are needed, and to create a pipeline of teacher-leaders throughout the school, the district, and within the feeder pattern. Teach For America has partnered with Dawson Elementary School for several yea

Autumn Harris -Birmingham Engaging in STEM

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to have the unique opportunity and experience that AmeriCorps gives through volunteering, as well as, to be on a team surrounded by people who share the same mindset as me when it comes to giving back to the community." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of national service is smiles that I see everyday, while I serve." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "My favorite thing to do when I am not serving is to go to the skating rink with my friends." What is your favorite snack? "My favorite snake is cookies and cream ice cream." What is your favorite soda? "My favorite soda

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