Member Spotlight: Jordin Hill, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Jordin Hill, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Norwood Resource Center. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My main motivation to join AmeriCorps was to gain work experience and references. AmeriCorps seemed like a good way to gain experience while still serving the community. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I’d like to gain work experience for a future career field. I also want to establish my major for college. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? I will be a program coordinator for the job readiness program at Norwood and I will assist with the tax preparation service. What are

Member Spotlight: Jasmine Hightower, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Jasmine Hightower, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to help people in my community. I also wanted a way to give back to a wonderful community that helped me grow into the woman I am. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? I will be focusing on education and job readiness programs. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? To work as a social worker and continue helping people in the community. Thank you for your serv

Member Spotlight: Alex Hill, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Alex Hill, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? This is my 2nd year serving. I decided to reapply because AmeriCorps has opened so many doors for me. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain a sense of responsibility and experience in the teaching field. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My focus is working with a local after school program tutoring and mentoring them. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I plan to go to Auburn University to pursue a degree in Special Education. Thank you f

Member Spotlight: Taylor Harris, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Taylor Harris, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? What motivated me to join AmeriCorps is I grew up in one of the programs and they made an impact on my life. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get better team working skills and better communication skills. I also hope to come out with a better attitude. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Helping kids after school. Also with trying to help those who do not have any attention at home with their attitudes. What are your plans after AmeriCorp

Member Spotlight: Michaela Walls, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Michaela Walls, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to experience the corps and learn new things. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would love to network and learn as much as possible. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? I will be serving in the after-school program, Bridges, helping with tutoring and mentoring. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? To have enough networking to at least get offered a teaching job. Thank you for your service Michaela!

Member Spotlight: William Wesley Sowell, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet William Wesley Sowell, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Saliba Alfred Family Services Center. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I joined because I wanted to help the Dothan community. Like I was helped. Also, I am wanting to go to college and the education award would come in handy. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? To grow all around. Also, the ability to take some college courses. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? I will be serving in a Career Center, helping with the job readiness program. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? Go to school and if possible serve another year

Member Spotlight: Shelby Harris, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Shelby Harris, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was in the Bridges After-school program as a child and witnessed AmeriCorps members assisting with tutoring/mentoring. I learned more about the program and wanted to be a part of it when I was old enough. I had a perfect opportunity to be a part of it because I started to go to Central Alabama Community College and had time to be a part of this wonderful program. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more experience in professionalism and the workplace. I also w

Member Spotlight: Amanda Hull, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Amanda Hull, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My desire is to be a social worker. I love working with diverse groups of people to accomplish a purpose, to make the world a better place. One community, one person, one child at a time. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? To become more aware of all the different cultures and personalities and just experience the different people in my community. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? I will be serving in the after-school program, Bridges, helping with tutoring

Member Spotlight: Patrick Little, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Patrick Little, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Norwood Resource Center. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve my community by providing guidance and opportunity for social and professional enrichment. Also, the education award is a great help. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more organizational skills. Be more involved with more community events and programs. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My service is mainly focused on job readiness. Providing an outlet for individuals needing tips and help with resumes, interview preparation, and jo

Member Spotlight: Madeline Catchings, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Madeline Catchings, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My aunt told me they were looking for students, so I put in an application. She told me I would be working with kids, and that excited me. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Experience. I would like to get experience in any area I can. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Working with kids and helping them with homework, and things like that. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? To work in a hair salon here in Sylacauga. I am a cosmetology major. Thank

Member Spotlight: Kimberly Nicholson, Resource Coordinator

Meet Kimberly Nicholson, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Norwood Resource Center. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The opportunity to positively impact the lives of others and to serve in the Norwood community as an advocate. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? To gain experience in team building and community enhancement and make a difference in the Norwood community. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? Working hand-in-hand with the students’ families and community members within the Norwood community. I will also focus on student education and development, building stronger famili

Member Spotlight: Monshieka Hampton, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Monshieka Hampton, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Norwood Resource Center. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps gained a reputable reputation for serving the community. As a person who desires to make a positive difference, I believe AmeriCorps will be a great team to join to achieve it. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service I desire to further assist my community especially through the youth. I firmly believe that one of the keys to having a great future for all is to develop that future within the generation who will be leading it. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18

Member Spotlight: Brandon Veals, ANFRC AmeriCorps Member

Meet Brandon Veals, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My motivation for joining AmeriCorps was being a driving force in the community. I want to make a change in my neighborhood in New Orleans and I know this program will teach me great tactics. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get good leadership skills and the ability to relate to very diverse community. What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My focus will be relating to diverse crowd and being a positive role model. What are your plans after

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