Member Spotlight: Sarah Hogan, Baykeeper AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement (Baykeeper AVE) member

Meet Sarah Hogan, serving with Mobile Baykeeper as part of the Baykeeper AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was primarily motivated to join AmeriCorps because of their active involvement in environmental protection and preservation within my community. My dream is to work for an organization that gives back, and I feel the AmeriCorps encompasses this through their collaboration with Mobile Baykeepers. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I hope to gain from this program is to learn more about what it takes to motivate a large group of people all working towards the goal of bettering their environment. Another gain is

Member Spotlight: Leslie Revel, SWAMP AmeriCorps Member

Meet Leslie Revel, serving with Mobile Baykeepers as part of SWAMP (Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program). What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I’ve always known AmeriCorps as a great opportunity to do quality work in a field of great importance, where you get to learn real world skills for the future. Mobile Baykeeper is also an organization I’ve always admired for their dedication to the environment so I was very excited about the opportunity to work at Mobile Baykeeper as an AmeriCorps Member! What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? To learn more about Mobile Bay and the surrounding areas, to give back to the community, to learn more about the environ

Member Spotlight: Karrie Quirin, Mobile BayKeeper AVE member

Meet Karrie Quirin, serving with Mobile Baykeeper as part of the Baykeeper AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement (Baykeeper AVE). What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I feel most accomplished when I am performing service for others, thus the Americorps program immediately stood out to me. The position with Mobile BayKeeper also meets my passion for the environment. Therefore, being able to be a part of both organizations is proving to be the perfect fit! What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Although I am already involved in my community, I am hoping to be able to reach out and get to know different demographics that I may not have been able to communicate with outside of t

Member Spotlight: Elinor Mallon, Baykeeper Patroller

Meet Elinor Mallon, serving with Mobile Baykeeper as part of Baykeeper Patrol program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to join AmeriCorps in order to be a part of an organization that has a positive impact on the community I live in. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service opportunity, I hope to continue to expand my knowledge of environmental issues in coastal areas. I also hope to make lasting connections with people in Mobile and surrounding cities. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My service will focus on patrolling and monitoring areas within the mobile bay watershed for environmental issues. This will co

Member Spotlight: Diego Calderon-Arrieta, Baykeeper Patroller

Meet Diego Calderon-Arrieta , serving with Mobile Baykeeper as part of the Baykeeper Patrol & Monitoring program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to participate in AmeriCorps because I am drawn to its commitment to servicing the community. I have a deep sense of justice that motivates me to support those who have no recourse. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to develop more fieldwork and laboratory analysis skills. I am interested in developing a better understanding of how nature and modern society impacts water quality. Most importantly, I want to look at how these water quality impacts might impact low-income and minority communiti

Member Spotlight: Angelica Howard, SWAMP AmeriCorps member

Meet Angelica Howard, serving with Mobile Baykeeper as part of SWAMP (Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program). What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps due to the amazing opportunity to work with Mobile Baykeeper. Another very exciting component to joining were the benefits and opportunities offered to further my education. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I am looking forward to enhancing my skills as an educator and community leader. I also look forward to the opportunity to build my community network. Most importantly my service as an AmeriCorps member facilitates an opportunity for me to impact the environment of t

Member Spotlight: Christina Massenburg, Instructional Assistant

Meet Christina Massenburg, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at the Georgiana School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to work with disadvantaged kids who need an extra push. I love watching the kids grow and learn. It helps me to help them grow and learn. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? To learn new things each day as I continue working with kids. I want to go back to school and become a teacher. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade in order to improve performance in core academic subjects as measured b

Member Spotlight: Bridget Mitchell, Instructional Aide

Meet Bridget Mitchell, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville Middle School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want to help make a difference in a child’s life. If nothing else, a smile to help them through their day. The little things make a bigger difference that you can imagine. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to gain experience working with youth because I’m considering going back to school for teaching. This will give me the knowledge I need to make my decision. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Provide direct support to economically disadvantaged students, grades 5th-8th, in order to

Member Spotlight: Charity Elliot, Instructional Assistant

Meet Charity Elliot, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville High School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because giving back was something that my parents instilled in me. We were always taught to help when and where we could. So, when I became burned out in my career, AmeriCorps seemed like a great fit and decision as it afford me the opportunity to still be an active part of the community. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The most important thing I would like to get out of this opportunity is knowing I was able to make a positive impact in the life of a child and parent. I would like to he

Member Spotlight: Brittney Kyle, Instructional Aide

Meet Brittney Kyle, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at the Georgiana School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? Having already done 3 years of AmeriCorps service, I desired to see a group of students I worked with through to graduation. My motivation the first year I began serving was to become familiar with the new city I had just moved to. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I wanted to see where outside entities could bolster our education system and strengthen our communities. Once seen, I will involve those entities and see where I shall continue after my service has ended. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year

Member Spotlight: Johnathan Grace, Instructional Assistant

Meet Johnathan Grace, he serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team with the Bright Beginnings Pre-K program. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? What motivated me to join AmeriCorps is being able to serve my community. I love working with kids and AmeriCorps gives me the opportunity to do just that. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would love to get out of this opportunity is to do more in the community. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? To provide direct support to economically disadvantaged children in Pre-K. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? To become a Pre-K teacher. Thank you for your service Johnathan!

Member Spotlight: Le’Sadra Cook, Instructional Assistant

Meet Le’Sadra Cook, she serves with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team at Greenville Middle School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? This first think that made me join AmeriCorps were the numerous great stories I heard about the program. The second reason was, I had just received my associates degree and wasn’t sure of my next step, so I figured I would see how it felt to be working with kids all day. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to have a life changing experience. As well as work on being a better person and help the students to do the same, and see how life will be as a teacher. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program

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