Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps because I knew it would benefit me professionally, and allow me to have a hands on approach with the world I live in to help nurture it as a future leader." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of national service is the involvement with the community. I have gotten the opportunity to speak with many parents who are grateful to the FocusFirst team for helping them realize their child's eye-care nee
How many members serve at this site? One member serves at this site. What is your organizations goal at this site? The goal of this site is to improve the quality of life and empower individuals and families of Houston and surrounding counties, by providing coordinated, comprehensive, community based and accessible support service focused on crisis prevention. What is something exciting that has happen at the site? Alfred Saliba Family Service celebrated 22 years of service t
Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps to help make a difference in what we are making become visionary and legendary, and that’s building communities and bettering lives." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of National Service is just the fact of belonging to this innovative organization and that It allows me the opportunity to serve others in my community just like me." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "My
How many members are serving at this site? There are two AmeriCorps members serving at this site. What is your organizations goal at this site? The goal of this site is to pursue learning, to apply learning to life and to contribute positively to their communities. What is something excited that has happened at this site? The school is really buzzing because of the construction of six new class rooms on campus that will open up in August of 2017. AmeriCorps member LaQuanda S
How many members are serving at this site? We have one member-Kayla Jackson serving at Central Park Elementary. What is your organizations goal at this site? The goal of BETA is to ensure 200 urban students are proficient in mathematical and scientific concepts by year end. What is something exciting that has happened at this site? Kayla Jackson has been such an asset to Central Park Elementary; she developed a fun way for students to learn, in the fourth and fifth grade clas
Why did you join AmeriCorps?
"I joined Teach For America because this organization perfectly combines my love of children, teaching, and making an impact. In fact, it was Teach For America’s presence in Greensboro, AL that introduced me to the program. After walking into the Teach For America office in the Black Belt and meeting someone who told me about how the program changed her life, I was hooked!" What is your favorite part of national service?
"I know that every day,
How many members are serving at this site? Three AmeriCorps Members are serving at this site. What is your organization’s goal at this site? SaveFirst is a free, IRS-certified tax preparation initiative offered to working families across the state. SaveFirst engages and trains college volunteers under the coordination of AmeriCorps members to provide high-quality services to combat predatory tax preparation and ensure that families are able to have their taxes done correctly