Member Spotlight: Brandy Alexander, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Brandy Alexander, currently serving as Healthy Relationships AmeriCorps Member with the YWCA Healthy Relationships Program, a service site of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My future success, myself, my kids, and giving back to my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Networking, Segal Award, better communication skills and great trainings. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on healthy relationships. The focus will be on different students/adults from all walks of life, education on what’

Member Spotlight: Amber Price, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Amber E. Price, currently serving as WE Learn Coordinator with Urban Ministry, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want to further enhance my networking, management, and leadership skills. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to learn more management skills and recruiting skills. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on coordinating and recruiting members for the WE Learn program, coordinate daily activities for program members, facilitate STEM lessons and coordinating

Member Spotlight: Zakiya Lewis, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Zakiya Lewis, currently serving at Greenville Middle School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated because I knew joining AmeriCorps would open doors for me and give me a feeling of what it's like to work in the school system. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to get professional experience. I would like to learn the pros and cons of how the school system works. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in order to improve performance in literacy and/or math as measured by pre-and- post st

Member Spotlight: Xianszelle Grace, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Xianszelle Grace, currently serving at Bright Beginnings Pre-School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My mother served in AmeriCorps. Observing her serving the community and schools, motivated me to join in 2014. I joined AmeriCorps and served for 2 years. I enrolled in Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and received my Associates of Arts Degree. After receiving my Associates, I transferred to Alabama State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. AmeriCorps helped me earn money towards my education in Early Childhood Education along with learning unique skills on how to serve people and children in

Member Spotlight: Whitney McCartey, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Whitney McCartey, currently serving at McKenzie School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to take this opportunity to gain professional experience while also being able to give back to the community. This opportunity also gave me the perfect schedule to be able to help the community and work around my schedule as a full-time mother. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I am looking forward to this position allowing me to learn more about myself and more about the career path I want to follow. It’s also giving me a chance to make professional connections that can help me in the future after my servic

Member Spotlight: Tamara Patterson, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Tamara Patterson, currently serving at Greenville Elementary School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My family motivated me to join AmeriCorps along with the children in the community! 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The experience of working with our future leaders (the children). 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? My service focus will be helping the students. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I plan on attending college to further my education. Thank you for your service, Tamara!

Member Spotlight: Talisa Reaves, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Talisa Reaves, currently serving at W.O. Parmer Elementary School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The opportunity to give back to my community by helping children gain self-confidence and strive to meet their goals. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get classroom experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged children in grades K-2 in order to improve performance in literacy and/or math as measured by pre- and post- standardized tests to demonstrate improved academic performance. 4. What are

Member Spotlight: Shantara Reed, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Shantara Reed, currently serving at Georgiana School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was a substitute teacher in Butler County. I love the children and the faculty. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want a better understanding of the school system. I also want to help the teachers while motivating the children in educational system. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged students in order to improve performance in literacy and/or math as measured by pre- and post-standardized tests to demonstrate improved a

Member Spotlight: Shannon Powell, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Shannon Powell, currently serving at Bright Beginnings Pre-School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? This my third year in AmeriCorps. I love to watch the children grow while gaining so much knowledge from the first day of school until the last day of school. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I aim to help any child in need and to help them grow. And, I also want to be more involved in my community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? My service focus will be helping the students. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan after AmeriCorps is to go back to school for D

Member Spotlight: Payton Thomas, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Payton Thomas, currently serving at Bright Beginnings Pre-School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team by my mom and brother. Both did this program before me; both now have good jobs. I think that this program has a lot to do with that. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this program is being a mentor or someone the kids would want to be like one day. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged children in a Pre-K program to d

Member Spotlight: Mya Maye, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Mya Maye, currently serving at Greenville Elementary School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? What motivated me to join AmeriCorps is I absolutely love working with kids. I love to watch the kids go from not knowing how to do something to knowing how to do it. I want the kids to say, “Ms. Mya taught me this!" 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is remembrance. I want the kids to remember me as a caring, loving person, who was always there to help them with their education. I want the ultimate thought to be that the children also taught me how not to

Member Spotlight: Kenderius Boggan, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Kenderius Boggan, currently serving at W.O. Parmer Elementary School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want to have an impact of the kids through the utilization of my compassion. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I hope to get out of this service opportunity is to make a difference in the lives of others and to see the youth on the right track. Also, I want to learn more by stepping out of my comfort zone. Every day is a day to learn. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged children in grades K-2 in order

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Trawick, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Jennifer Trawick, currently serving at W.O. Parmer Elementary School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? It's more like who motivated me. My daughter motivated me to become a member. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? The main goal I aspire to receive from this service opportunity is to inspire and to encourage each person who encounters me. Not only am I there to inspire students and to help them, they are also inspiring me. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? My service focus will be helping the students. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? In the future I would like to

Autauga EMA offering CERT Training!!

Due to a grant that we have been awarded by Mid-South RC&D Council, the Autauga County EMA will be offering the following....(only a few seats are left, reach out to us now!) Autauga County EMA will be offering a CERT class starting January 18th. The class will run for 4 weeks and will be held 4 consecutive Saturday's from 8am to 12pm. Space is limited, (first come) please call the EMA office at 334-361-3758 or send a message on FB if you would like to register for the class. (We will need name, phone number and email) The class was originally scheduled to start on Jan 11th but because of the holidays and me being out of town, we will be pushing the start date back 1 week. First Class Date:

Member Spotlight: Eden Williamson, AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team Member

Meet Eden Williamson, currently serving at McKenzie School, in the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? A close friend who served as a member with AmeriCorps motivated me to join. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want experience working with the school system and working in a classroom setting. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? I will be providing direct support to economically disadvantaged children in grades K-2 in order to improve performance in literacy and/or math as measured by pre- and post- standardized tests to demonstrate improved academic performance. 4. What are your plans

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