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 have a different perspective than me. Lastly, I would love to become a stronger facilitator when people are having a difficult conversation.
What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on maintaining social media platform interactions; providing intensive social justice training to students and teachers in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties; creating an inclusive environment to individuals I am around; and maintaining the upkeep of data reports.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I plan to enroll in graduate school and complete my educational endeavors of becoming a Doctor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies.
Thank you for your service Gabrielle!