Member Spotlight: Jaelanne Thomas, George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Jaelanne Thomas, AmeriCorps Advisor, currently serving with the Sparks Campus in Eufaula, AL, a service site of the George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to have at least two years of experience in my career field, which is counseling. I also wanted to make a difference in my community at Wallace Community College. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more knowledge to best position me for professional options and experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year,

Member Spotlight: Jaelanne Thomas, George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Jaelanne Thomas, AmeriCorps Advisor, currently serving with the Sparks Campus in Eufaula, AL, a service site of the George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to have at least two years of experience in my career field, which is counseling. I also wanted to make a difference in my community at Wallace Community College. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more knowledge to best position me for professional options and experience. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year,

Member Spotlight: Heather Anderson, George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Heather Anderson, AmeriCorps Advisor, currently serving with the Dothan Campus in Dothan, AL, a service site of the George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love being able to help students, especially students who think that they are out of options. I also love WCC and wanted to stay on campus after I graduated; having been a work study student in the Financial Aid office during my school career, the campus and all its staff truly changed my life. I want to be able to help others feel that same joy and sense of accomplishment. 2. What would you like to get out of this service

Member Spotlight: Heather Anderson, George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Heather Anderson, AmeriCorps Advisor, currently serving with the Dothan Campus in Dothan, AL, a service site of the George C. Wallace Community College AmeriCorps program. 1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I love being able to help students, especially students who think that they are out of options. I also love WCC and wanted to stay on campus after I graduated; having been a work study student in the Financial Aid office during my school career, the campus and all its staff truly changed my life. I want to be able to help others feel that same joy and sense of accomplishment. 2. What would you like to get out of this service

Member Spotlight: Shanell Murry, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Shanell Murry, Half Time Member, currently serving at the School of Discovery, 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 gain more experience with working in the educational field. A relative of mine recommended and also thought that it would be a good way to give back to my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope that I’m able to learn more on what the educational system is all about. This service opportunity would be an excellent chance for me to expand my knowledge and work experience for my professional career. 3. What will yo

Member Spotlight: Veronique Gayle, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Veronique Gayle, 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 have a passion for giving back and being an inspiration to the youth in Selma City and Dallas County. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to get as much from this opportunity as possible. I want to give to the students and allow myself to grow. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on tutoring and mentoring the young minds that I encounter. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan

Member Spotlight: Veronique Gayle, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Veronique Gayle, 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 have a passion for giving back and being an inspiration to the youth in Selma City and Dallas County. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to get as much from this opportunity as possible. I want to give to the students and allow myself to grow. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on tutoring and mentoring the young minds that I encounter. 4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan

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: 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: Zenobia Lewis, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Zenobia Lewis, Half Time Member, currently serving at 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 love working with children. With AmeriCorps, I can work with at-risk students in Selma City and Dallas County School System. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get more experience working with children and spending more time serving in the community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on tutoring and mentoring at-risk students and helpin

Member Spotlight: Zenobia Lewis, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Zenobia Lewis, Half Time Member, currently serving at 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 love working with children. With AmeriCorps, I can work with at-risk students in Selma City and Dallas County School System. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get more experience working with children and spending more time serving in the community. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on tutoring and mentoring at-risk students and helpin

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: Veronica Strong, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Veronica Strong, 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 it gives me an opportunity to make a positive impact on my community. I was also motivated to help students to reach their goals in school. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service opportunity, I would like to obtain more leadership skills. I will also like to get more opportunities to serve the community through various projects. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program y

Member Spotlight: Tybrena Alexander, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Tybrena Alexander, 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 this program provides different opportunities to various challenges. AmeriCorps helps me give back to the community while building real life experience. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get more team leader and professional (job related) skills out of this program. I also would like to see the students pass their academic subjects of reading and math. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 progra

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: 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: 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: Veronica Strong, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Veronica Strong, 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 it gives me an opportunity to make a positive impact on my community. I was also motivated to help students to reach their goals in school. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? From this service opportunity, I would like to obtain more leadership skills. I will also like to get more opportunities to serve the community through various projects. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program y

Member Spotlight: Tybrena Alexander, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Tybrena Alexander, 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 this program provides different opportunities to various challenges. AmeriCorps helps me give back to the community while building real life experience. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to get more team leader and professional (job related) skills out of this program. I also would like to see the students pass their academic subjects of reading and math. 3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 progra

Member Spotlight: Shanell Murry, Selma AmeriCorps Program Member

Meet Shanell Murry, Half Time Member, currently serving at the School of Discovery, 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 gain more experience with working in the educational field. A relative of mine recommended and also thought that it would be a good way to give back to my community. 2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I hope that I’m able to learn more on what the educational system is all about. This service opportunity would be an excellent chance for me to expand my knowledge and work experience for my professional career. 3. What will yo

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