Brooke Richardson - IMPACT Alabama

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps to make the most of my transition year between college and grad school. I researched several different programs, and I found that Impact America would allow me to do the most good in my home state." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of national service would have to be being a part of something so much bigger than myself. There are AmeriCorps members everywhere doing amazing things." What is your favorite thing to do when you're not serving? "Watching Auburn Football! War Eagle!" What is your favorite snack? "My favorite snack would have to be popcorn or carrots and hummus." What is your favorite soda? "My fav

Child Care Resource Center Inc, A Family Resource Center

How many AmeriCorps members are serving at this site? One member serves at Child Care Resource Center Inc. What is your organizations goal at this site? Continue to build a strong infrastructure for our Family Resource Center to meet all needs of families ! What is something exciting that has happened at this site? One year ago we unveiled a Fatherhood program called Dad’s League. The growth of this program at our agency has been amazing! This program has allowed us to open doors and provide resources for dads in our community. Our family resource van has also been a huge asset over the past two years that has allowed us to serve Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Russell and Lee counties. Our

Russell Willoughby - YWCA of Central Alabama

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps to be a part of a community dedicated to principles of integrity and justice who are just as committed to enacting these ideals through tangible service." ·What is your favorite part of national service? "As much as I actually do enjoy the administrative side of service, my daily interactions with the clients, community members, and students are the reason I actually look forward to coming to serve each morning." What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "While I would like to cite something virtuous like running or reading (both activities I enjoy, but let’s be real—in moderation) the reality is probably investing too much ti

Site Spotlight: W.O. Parmer

HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE SERVING AT THIS SITE? Four members are currently providing instructional support to over 500 K-2 grade economically disadvantaged students. WHAT IS THE ORGANIZATIONAL GOAL AT THIS SITE? Members are providing interventional instruction iwith small groups in reading and math in grades K-2. The AmeriCorps members assist in strategies in order for the students to achieve benchmark goals set by the school and the ALSDE. WHAT IS SOMETHING EXCITING THAT HAS HAPPENED AT THIS SITE? This year one of the most interesting promotions which happens each day is the "Let's Move and Eat Healthy" !! The national grant provides fresh fruit and vegetables daily to be distributed each day a

Site Spotlight: Norwood Elementary School

How many members are serving at this site? We have one member-Britney Jackson serving at Norwood 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? Britney Jackson is an exemplary AmeriCorps member; her diligence and consistency has cause a tremendous impact, on the confidence and mathematical scores, of the students receiving the service. Thanks AmeriCorps..

Rebekah Nordine - Teach for America

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined Teach For America AmeriCorps because I knew I wanted to be an educator, but I also wanted to join an organization that was focused on the fight for educational equity. I also knew I did not want to become an educator by the typical route because I wanted an opportunity to explore a different major and learn more about the history of the community with which I was going to be working." What is your favorite part of national service? "I enjoy the community and potential impact national service allows its members to have." What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? "I really like to go hiking and watch Netflix." What is your favorite snack

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