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Member Spotlight: Gabrielle Pringle, YWCA BCBL AmeriCorps member

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!

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