Member Spotlight: Allafi Amin Bashier, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Allafi Amin Bashier, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Discovery Science Teacher, currently serving with Jones Valley Middle School, a service site of Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I believe that to transform a community, everyone needs to passionately serve. I, therefore, want to invest my skill and passion to serve the younger generations so that they can develop critical thinking and be agents of transformation in their communities, as well as in the state level. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to develop professionally as a leader, and in the process get to know my community needs, and continually be pa

Member Spotlight: Ansleigh Davies, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Ansleigh Davies, 7th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with Jones Valley Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to help ensure that all children have access to a quality math education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? This service opportunity has been a chance for me to gain real teaching experience with feedback from mentors and professors, and it has helped me on my way to getting my Masters' of Education. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having t

Member Spotlight: Claire Propes, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Claire Propes, 5th Grade ELA Teacher, currently serving with Francis Marion School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? My love for learning and belief in the unlimited potential of all children motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I look forward to growing as a leader and an educator while further broadening my perspective through this opportunity. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 1.6 years in reading. 4. What are your plans aft

Member Spotlight: Amanda Dominique, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Amanda Dominique, 9th Grade English Teacher, currently serving with Greensboro High School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was inspired by the mission of Teach for America-AL, that one day all kids will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. I feel a duty to my country and those struggling within it. I am looking forward to the opportunity to give back. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope to have a positive impact on the community in which I serve, while also learning about my own strengths and weaknesses. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 progra

Member Spotlight: Ansleigh Davies, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Ansleigh Davies, 7th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with Jones Valley Middle School, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to help ensure that all children have access to a quality math education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? This service opportunity has been a chance for me to gain real teaching experience with feedback from mentors and professors, and it has helped me on my way to getting my Masters' of Education. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having t

Member Spotlight: Anjelica Harlow, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Anjelica Harlow, 8th Grade Math Teacher, currently serving with R. B. Hudson STEAM Academy, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve my country and make a difference. And, I get to do that through AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to feel like I helped inspire change and come away with a more focused idea as to my future career. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

Member Spotlight: Ashlee Womack, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Ashlee Womack, 7th Grade STEAM Math teacher, currently serving with Bus Hills STEAM Academy, a service site of the Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? The opportunity to serve is what motivated me to join AmeriCorps. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service opportunity, I have the chance to help individuals by meeting them where they are. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maximizing student achievement by having them grow 3 points on the ACT. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan to pursue som

Member Spotlight: Allafi Amin Bashier, Teach For America-AL Member

Meet Allafi Amin Bashier, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Discovery Science Teacher, currently serving with Jones Valley Middle School, a service site of Teach For America-AL AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I believe that to transform a community, everyone needs to passionately serve. I, therefore, want to invest my skill and passion to serve the younger generations so that they can develop critical thinking and be agents of transformation in their communities, as well as in the state level. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to develop professionally as a leader, and in the process get to know my community needs, and continually be pa

Member Spotlight: Sarah Grace Skillern, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Sarah Grace Skillern, currently serving as Program Coordinator with College Admissions Made Possible, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to gain a meaningful experience serving my community. It was the perfect opportunity to give back to my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope to gain a meaningful experience and discover my passions. I want to see a difference in the lives of the people I’m impacting. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing post

Member Spotlight: Zeb Lee, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Zeb Lee, currently serving as Academic Coordinator with Build UP, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to make an impact with my skills and abilities. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain professional experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on advocacy and educating underrepresented youth. I will also work to become more socially aware while bringing new effective ideas for youth betterment. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? Obtain a

Member Spotlight: Sarah Ahmed, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Sarah Ahmed, currently serving as Outreach Coordinator with the YWCA Social Justice Department, a service site of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want the opportunity to serve my community and be able to provide resources that can impact people’s lives. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I look forward to learning valuable skill sets to communicate effectively with children. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on social justice programming for the middle and high schools in the Birmingham area. 4

Member Spotlight: Yalanda Lawson, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Yalanda Lawson, currently serving as Life Skills Education Program Specialist with AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve those in my hometown. I want students to be equipped with the life skills to be successful. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow personally and professionally. It is my hope that students will take the skills they learn back to their families. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on t

Member Spotlight: Zeb Lee, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Zeb Lee, currently serving as Academic Coordinator with Build UP, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to make an impact with my skills and abilities. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain professional experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on advocacy and educating underrepresented youth. I will also work to become more socially aware while bringing new effective ideas for youth betterment. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? Obtain a

Member Spotlight: Sarah Grace Skillern, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Sarah Grace Skillern, currently serving as Program Coordinator with College Admissions Made Possible, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to gain a meaningful experience serving my community. It was the perfect opportunity to give back to my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope to gain a meaningful experience and discover my passions. I want to see a difference in the lives of the people I’m impacting. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on providing post

Member Spotlight: Rachel Stoves, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Rachel Stoves, currently serving as YMCA AmeriCorps Member with the YMCA Northeast Branch, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to give back to my community. I enjoy serving and thought that this would be the perfect fit for me. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Something that I would like to get out of this service opportunity would to be more knowledge on how to continue to better my community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on children afterschool. I will be help

Member Spotlight: Sarah Ahmed, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Sarah Ahmed, currently serving as Outreach Coordinator with the YWCA Social Justice Department, a service site of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want the opportunity to serve my community and be able to provide resources that can impact people’s lives. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I look forward to learning valuable skill sets to communicate effectively with children. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on social justice programming for the middle and high schools in the Birmingham area. 4

Member Spotlight: Patricia Henderson, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Patricia Henderson, currently serving as Life Skills Education Program Specialist with the AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve in my community and learn about community resources. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Learning more about the needs of my community, resources available to meet those needs, and become an integral part of assisting with attainment. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on assisting youth with s

Member Spotlight: Rachel Stoves, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Rachel Stoves, currently serving as YMCA AmeriCorps Member with the YMCA Northeast Branch, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to give back to my community. I enjoy serving and thought that this would be the perfect fit for me. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Something that I would like to get out of this service opportunity would to be more knowledge on how to continue to better my community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on children afterschool. I will be help

Member Spotlight: Yalanda Lawson, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Yalanda Lawson, currently serving as Life Skills Education Program Specialist with AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve those in my hometown. I want students to be equipped with the life skills to be successful. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow personally and professionally. It is my hope that students will take the skills they learn back to their families. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on t

Member Spotlight: Patricia Henderson, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Patricia Henderson, currently serving as Life Skills Education Program Specialist with the AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve in my community and learn about community resources. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? Learning more about the needs of my community, resources available to meet those needs, and become an integral part of assisting with attainment. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on assisting youth with s

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