Member Spotlight: Yalanda Lawson, Building Communities, Bettering Lives Member

Meet Yalanda Lawson, currently serving as Life Skills Education Program Specialist with AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE), a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program.

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to serve those in my hometown. I want students to be equipped with the life skills to be successful.

2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to grow personally and professionally. It is my hope that students will take the skills they learn back to their families.

3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on teaching social and emotional skills.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? Returning to graduate school to finish the last year of my program to become a school counselor.

Thank you for your service, Yalanda!

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