Katelynn Letcher - Alabama Network of Family Resources

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps because I was interested in being a tutor in the after school program with the AmeriCorps members in my area." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part about national service is being able to give back to the community that has given me so much." What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? "My favorite thing to do when I'm not serving is to hang out with my family and friends." What is your favorite snack? "My favorite snack is brownies!" What is your favorite soda? "My favorite soda is coke." What are your plans after AmeriCorps? "My plans after AmeriCorps include continuing my college education, and

LaTonya Johnson - AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps because I believed that I could make a difference in some child’s life. Education is so important and I think that a lot of people take it for granted and then realize it later on in life. " What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of National Service is that somewhere in our nation, we, the members of AmeriCorps have made someone’s day. Whether it was helping pack lunches for Safe Harbor, Children’s Advocacy Center, or helping a child solve a math problem." What is your favorite thing to do when you are not serving? "My favorite activity after I leave my AmeriCorps day is to sing with my church choir and most rece

Site Spotlight: A.H. Parker High School Birmingham, Alabama

How many members are serving at this site? This year, we had 3 Teach For America teachers and AmeriCorps members working at A.H. Parker High School in Birmingham who recently completed their second year teaching, including Maya Battles, Raven Johnson, and Niajah Moore. In addition, we have 1 Teach For America and AmeriCorps alumna members working at Parker High School, Charity Jackson, who is in her sixth year teaching. What is your organization’s goal at this site? Our goal is continue to partner with Parker High School and Birmingham City Schools to provide excellent teachers where they are needed and positively impact academic outcomes and opportunities available for students. Teach For

Jasimine Montgomery - Birmingham Engaging in STEM

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps to mentor and touch the lives of students through tutoring math and reading." What is your favorite part of national service? "My favorite part of national service is working with people that I come in contact with everyday. From the students to the teachers and the staff. As well as connect with the people that I have come in contact at my different service project. To connect and to give a helping hand when it is needed." What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "My favorite thing to do when I am not serving is to spend time with my Five year old daughter and my family. Because they are my bring me joy. And to laugh and ta

Site Spotlight: SAFE Sylacauga

How many members are serving at this site? "Eleven members are serving at this site." What is your organizations goals at this site? "At this site members work with the Bridges Program which is an afterschool tutoring opportunity for community elementary students. Through Bridges children are picked up from school and brought to the service site. Once there, children are fed an evening meal, are assisted with their homework and tutored as needed. Many of the students would not have this sort of support were it not for the Bridges program and the Bridges program benefits greatly by the service of AmeriCorps members. More than a hundred students are assisted at Bridges each evening. The goa

Charles Miller - YWCA of Central Alabama

Why did you join AmeriCorps? "I joined AmeriCorps to continue a tradition of service that’s existed on both sides of my family for generations." What is your favorite part of national service? "My fellow YWCA AmeriCorps members. The camaraderie is fantastic, and it really helps to know that I’m a part of a bigger community of people who are serving." What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not serving? "I like to sit out on my porch and read a good book, or go for a bike ride in my neighborhood." What’s your favorite snack? "I hardly snack anymore, but I guess I’d have to say bananas." What’s your favorite soda? "Of course, Birmingham’s own Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale!" What are your plans

Site Spotlight: Butler County Central Office Book Room

How many people are serving at this site? We have one AmeriCorps member serving here. What is the goal of this site? During the summer, the Butler County School System receives and distributes books to the 7 school sites in the district. What is something exciting happening at this site? : The AmeriCorps member is counting and scanning bar codes in the books, then delivering books to the schools. It is one of those assignments that “Getting Things Done” takes on a new meaning.

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