Member Spotlight: Braxton Orso, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps member

Meet Braxton Orso, serving with the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program. He serves in the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted an opportunity to devote myself to a meaningful cause and serve others. Service has been a focal part of my life since I was 16. Some of the best experiences I've had have come from looking beyond myself and towards others. I always ask, how can I improve the quality of life for others around me? Serving as an AmeriCorps member with Mobile Baykeeper provides the perfect opportunity for me to continue to create real change in my community. What would you

Member Spotlight: Conrad Dunklin, AIST AmeriCorps member

Meet Conrad Dunklin, serving with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team in Butler County. He serves at Greenville Elementary School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I like helping people and children learn different things. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I just want to serve others and have an impact on my community. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in grades 3-4. Our goal is to improve performance in literacy and math as measured by the pre- and post standardized t

Member Spotlight: Ellie Mallon, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps member

Meet Ellie Mallon, serving with the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program. She serves with Baykeeper Patrol. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of the opportunity to make a difference in my local community while working on issues that I'm passionate about. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more professional experience before attending grad school. I would also like to be more involved in the effort to educate the public about common environmental issues and I want to inform them that they can be a positive force in helping to preserve our environment. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019

Member Spotlight: Raymond Childers, BETA AmeriCorps member

Meet Raymond Childers, serving with the Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps program (BETA) at Huffman Academy in the Birmingham City School System. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to be a positive influence. When I heard that I would be serving in an educational environment tutoring students in math, I felt this was the opportunity of a lifetime to make a positive impact on the students I serve. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to be able to positively impact the students I serve so they can achieve their full potential. I also want to gain some experience serving in the Birmingham City School System. What will your service focus on for th

Member Spotlight: Gabrielle Pringle, YWCA BCBL AmeriCorps member

Meet Gabrielle Pringle, serving with the YWCA Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program as the Outreach Coordinator for the Social Justice Department. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I need more experience in social justice. My future goal is to work in diversity and equity in higher education and I believe this experience will make me more marketable for future employment. Also, I love to serve others. So, why not join AmeriCorps? What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain "life experience" that I could not gain in a classroom setting. I am excited to meet new and different individuals who

Member Spotlight: Elijah Crowder, YWCA BCBL AmeriCorps member

Meet Elijah Crowder, serving with the YWCA Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program at Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was originally motivated to join AmeriCorps because I was excited to be serving in a professional setting while stepping out of my comfort zone to bring a true impact to my community. I made the decision to serve a second year because I fell in love with the services we provide to the community. AmeriCorps truly exceeded my expectations in delivering quality service to the community and helping shape others' lives as well as my own. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The power of word

Member Spotlight: Kassey Trahanas, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps member

Meet Kassey Trahanas, serving with the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program. She serves in the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I am passionate about the environment and Alabama's coastal ecosystems. Being able to serve the country as an AmeriCorps member is an honor. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to become more knowledgeable and familiar with coastal communities. I also hope to gain a deeper understanding for community outreach and environmental stewardship. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program

Member Spotlight: Emilee Smith, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Emilee Smith, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at Clanton Elementary School/YMCA service site. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of the community service. I also like traveling and meeting new people. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain experience working with children. This experience will help with my future job. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? My service will focus on serving kids of all ages. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plans after AmeriCorps is to graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. After

Member Spotlight: Marshall Williams, ANFRC AmeriCorps member

Meet Marshall Williams, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at Tuscaloosa’s One Place. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I have two older sisters who served in AmeriCorps. After hearing their stories and the differences they made in the community, it fueled me to want to serve as well. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain a better sense of community and to gain a new point of view from the people I will be serving. I feel like this will help me when I get into my healthcare profession to better serve those that are under served. What will your service focus o

Member Spotlight: Monica Musgrave, TFA-Alabama AmeriCorps member

Meet Monica Musgrave, serving with the Teach For America Alabama AmeriCorps program. She serves as a 6th grade social studies teacher at Green Acres Middle School in Birmingham, Alabama. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because it is a way to make a lasting impact within my country. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow in the areas of compassion, patience, and professionalism. I would also like to be able to say that I helped students achieve more than they believed they could. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? I want to provide students with valuable instruction that will ultim

Member Spotlight: Eden Williamson, AIST AmeriCorps member

Meet Eden Williamson, serving with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team in Butler County. She serves at McKenzie High School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to help children with education and work towards completing my own education. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to learn from educators on how to teach children so that they can apply what they have learned. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students. Our goal is to improve performance in core academi

Member Spotlight: Brentley Hill, AIST AmeriCorps member

Meet Brentley Hill, serving with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team in Butler County. He serves at Greenville Middle School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love working with kids and I heard a lot of great things about AmeriCorps. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain experience in the classroom with kids and just observe how a classroom should function. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in grades 5-8. Our goal is to improve performance in literac

Member Spotlight: Talisa Reaves, AIST AmeriCorps member

Meet Talisa Reaves, serving with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team in Butler County. She serves at W. O. Parmer Elementary School. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of my love for children and I wanted to give back to my community. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain some experience which will help me further my career goals. What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in grades K-2. Our goal is to improve performance in literacy and math as measured by the p

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