Member Spotlight: Valerie Hunter, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Valerie Hunter, Half Time Member, currently serving with the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of my love for children and seeing them learn new and interesting things. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to gain the experience in early childhood education. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on 2nd graders getting ready for 3rd grade. I will focus on helping them read and do better in math. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I am looking forward to finishing my education and

Member Spotlight: Candice Parker, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Candice Parker, Half Time Member, currently serving at Edgewood Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps for a couple of reasons. First, I was motivated to join because I wanted to get the experience of working with others. The second reason I was motivated to join was because it allowed me to help my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to continue getting the experience of working with children because it will help me with my future career. Also, I hope that it will continue to make me a better person. 3. What will your

Member Spotlight: Denise Alexander, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Denise Alexander, Half Time Member, currently serving with Meadowview Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I felt it would be a great opportunity to meet people, do community service, help others, get training and receive educational money. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to know that I have helped the students with their education. I want to be able to meet others in the community while enhancing my community involvement. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, m

Member Spotlight: Natalie Olds, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Natalie Olds, Half Time Member, currently serving at Edgewood Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps for a few reasons: I like helping around my community, I needed money to have for college, and I also joined AmeriCorps to overcome my shyness. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to be able to step out of my comfort zone more. Even though this program has succeeded in bringing me a long way from being shy, I still need to work on communicating with others more. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? Duri

Member Spotlight: Joseph Jones, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Joseph Jones, Half Time Member, currently serving in the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to help my community by serving others with activities like mentoring students in schools and other learning aspects. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is my educational awards and the opportunity to help others in this city. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on being wiser in how I tutor and mentor the students. 4. What are your

Member Spotlight: Lawrence Hatcher, Jr., Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Lawrence M. Hatcher, Jr., Half Time Member, currently serving at Clark Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to be able to give back to my community while helping to motivate the students to do well in school. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to see more students score higher on their state tests and to continue to improve on their working habits. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on helping the students improve tests scores and keepin

Member Spotlight: Anisha Ellis, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Anisha Ellis, Half Time Member, currently serving with Wallace Community College Selma, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love working with children and helping the community. I also joined because of the educational award so I can further with my education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is helping a student be a better student than the year before. I’m focused on helping them in literacy and math. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program ye

Member Spotlight: Joseph Jones, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Joseph Jones, Half Time Member, currently serving in the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to help my community by serving others with activities like mentoring students in schools and other learning aspects. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is my educational awards and the opportunity to help others in this city. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on being wiser in how I tutor and mentor the students. 4. What are your

Member Spotlight: Cynthia Harrison, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Cynthia Harrison, Half Time Member, currently serving with Meadowview Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of a personal need to give back to the community along with a desire to help others. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I plan to reach and help students improve to a higher grade level. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on K- 12 Success. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan after AmeriCorps is to stay connected to a service type o

Member Spotlight: Ja'kirra Ward, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Ja’kirra Ward, Half Time Member, currently serving with Payne Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to be given the benefit of going back to college while learning valuable job and life skills. Also, I had a wonderful experience of serving my pervious year. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get more professional job and training skills. This is in addition to helping students reach their academic goals. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service wil

Member Spotlight: Brandon Johnson, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Brandon Johnson, AmeriCorps Team Leader, currently serving with Payne Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because my brother was a part of AmeriCorps. My brother and my mother thought it would be a good opportunity for me. I checked it out and agreed. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to do something good with my time, tutor students who need help, and to receive a stipend for me to just focus on service this year. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focu

Member Spotlight: Cynthia Harrison, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Cynthia Harrison, Half Time Member, currently serving with Meadowview Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because of a personal need to give back to the community along with a desire to help others. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I plan to reach and help students improve to a higher grade level. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on K- 12 Success. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan after AmeriCorps is to stay connected to a service type o

Member Spotlight: Edwina Bonner, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Edwina Bonner, Half Time Member, currently serving with Clark Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love working with kids and I aim to bring greatness to the community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to give back to the community and make sure the children accomplish the goals in passing all schoolwork and tests. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maintaining the grades of the students I tutor. I want to keep all grades up and ensure that

Member Spotlight: Edwina Bonner, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Edwina Bonner, Half Time Member, currently serving with Clark Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love working with kids and I aim to bring greatness to the community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to give back to the community and make sure the children accomplish the goals in passing all schoolwork and tests. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maintaining the grades of the students I tutor. I want to keep all grades up and ensure that

Member Spotlight: Candice Parker, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Candice Parker, Half Time Member, currently serving at Edgewood Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps for a couple of reasons. First, I was motivated to join because I wanted to get the experience of working with others. The second reason I was motivated to join was because it allowed me to help my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to continue getting the experience of working with children because it will help me with my future career. Also, I hope that it will continue to make me a better person. 3. What will your

Member Spotlight: Anisha Ellis, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Anisha Ellis, Half Time Member, currently serving with Wallace Community College Selma, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps Program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love working with children and helping the community. I also joined because of the educational award so I can further with my education. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would like to get out of this service opportunity is helping a student be a better student than the year before. I’m focused on helping them in literacy and math. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program ye

Member Spotlight: Taeyana Prevo, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Taeyana Prevo, AmeriCorps Team Leader, currently serving with Knox Elementary School, a service site of the Selma Americorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I was told by a former member that the Americorps program was a great program and a great opportunity to serve others in the community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? What I would most like to get from this service opportunity is a deeper knowledge of how the program operates through learning and skill utilization. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year the program will foc

Member Spotlight: Brandon Johnson, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Brandon Johnson, AmeriCorps Team Leader, currently serving with Payne Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because my brother was a part of AmeriCorps. My brother and my mother thought it would be a good opportunity for me. I checked it out and agreed. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to do something good with my time, tutor students who need help, and to receive a stipend for me to just focus on service this year. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focu

Member Spotlight: Sandra Shelton, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Sandra Shelton, Half Time Member, currently serving with Edgewood Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I want help tutor and mentor students. This allows me to give back to my community. This opportunity allows me to do what I love: helping people and working with children. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? While serving with AmeriCorps, I can choose my career choice. My options are a teacher or counselor. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on tutoring

Member Spotlight: Denise Alexander, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Denise Alexander, Half Time Member, currently serving with Meadowview Elementary School, a service site of the Selma AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I felt it would be a great opportunity to meet people, do community service, help others, get training and receive educational money. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to know that I have helped the students with their education. I want to be able to meet others in the community while enhancing my community involvement. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, m

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