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Member Spotlight: Emily Yates, Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers Member


Meet Emily Yates, currently serving at SAFE Family Service Center, with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program.

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because this program has provided an incredible platform for members to directly respond to community needs. I am privileged to be a returning member. My first year of service was so rewarding.

2. What would you like to get from this service opportunity? I would like to grow as a leader in my community. I am eager to apply lessons learned during my first term of service so I can truly grow as a member. I am excited to gain new responsibilities and serve as an asset to my program.

3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-2020 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on education. I serve through the Bridges after-school program at the SAFE Family Service Center.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I plan to enroll in a master’s program for Human Resources. My goal is to gain employment in the Birmingham area and work up to become Director of Human Resources. I plan to use my experience as an AmeriCorps member to help develop an organization’s presence in community outreach.

Thank you for your service, Emily!


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