Member Spotlight: Sally LaRue, Outreach Coordinator

Meet Sally LaRue, she serves with the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program with the Freshwater Land Trust. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? This is my second year serving with AmeriCorps, so I knew the incredible benefits that can be gained while serving, especially in the professional realm. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer before applying for a second year of AmeriCorps service, and I was motivated by the opportunities AmeriCorps would provide for me to reconnect with my community. I value living a life of service and AmeriCorps is able to facilitate that type of lifestyle. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? During this service opportunity,

Member Spotlight: Shakierah Blackmon, Program Specialist

Meet Shakierah Blackmon, she serves with the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program at the YWCA in the Healthy Relationships program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? What motivated me to join AmeriCorps was my desire to make a difference in my community. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? During this year of service, I hope to gain more knowledge about the prevalence and effect that dating violence has on adolescents. I also want to learn about other community outreach programs that cater to educating and preventing dating violence. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My service will focus on educating adolescents w

Member Spotlight: Ariel Hughes, Programs Coordinator

Meet Ariel Hughes, she serves with the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? One day I was just searching for a job online and I came across this AmeriCorps position. I didn’t exactly know what AmeriCorps was so I started doing my research on everything that I may need to know before applying. Once I learned that it was going into the community and serving others, which I enjoy doing, I knew this was the right position for me. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope to gain lifelong friends from this opportunity, and to be able to make as many connections as pos

Member Spotlight: Tia Jenkins, Urban Kids Coordinator

Meet Tia Jenkins, she serves with the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program in the Urban Kids After-school Enrichment and Summer Learning at Urban Ministry. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? After I finished my internship, I sat down with my supervisors and we discussed the options for my career path. The best step they recommended I do next was serving with AmeriCorps. Since joining, it has provided me with a way to help my community and gain valuable career training. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would love to to learn more about working with children and different strategies people have to improve their academic skills. I would also

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Richburg, Domestic Violence Services Specialist

Meet Stephanie Richburg, she serves with the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps Program at Our Place. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and gain personal growth and development. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? This opportunity allows me to gain confidence as I build a sense of achievement. It also affords me the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and challenge myself while servicing others. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My service focuses on assisting survivors of domestic violence in gaining confidence,

Member Spotlight: Taylor Edwards

Meet Taylor Edwards, he serves with Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps-BETA. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined to experience something new, gain experience in national service and to earn a scholarship to further my education. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain experience in an urban school setting to possibly explore a career choice for me. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? To make a positive educational impact on the students that I tutor so they may take it through life. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? To further my education. *Taylor Edwards is currently fulfilling her AmeriCorps service at

Member Spotlight: Francois-Oliver Alexander Barreau

Meet Francois-Oliver Alexander Barreau, he serves with Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps-BETA. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because I saw an opportunity to help others in the community, while at the same time cultivating my skills for the future. I get to work on both my future and the future of others. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I will consider this service opportunity successful if I make an impact in at least one child's life. It does not have to be a monumental impact, just something positive that the kids I work with can hopefully take away from me. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My servic

Member Spotlight: Lexus Richardson

Meet Lexus Richardson, she serves with Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps-BETA. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? What motivated me to join AmeriCorps was the opportunity to work in my field of study, Mathematics. As a Math major, I will be able to apply my skills and express my love for Math through the AmeriCorps' STEM Program. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is the experience of giving back to the community through the Birmingham City School system. By doing that, I will enhance the children's knowledge of Math in a fun and engaging way. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program y

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