Member Spotlight: Josh Washburn, Impact America AmeriCorps Program

Meet John Washburn, AmeriCorps Team Member, currently serving with Impact America, a partnering agency of the State & National AmeriCorps program.

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps?

I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted to help my community. Also, I wanted to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the non-profit sector.

2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity?

I want to get experience in public health that I can use towards a career in the field. Also, I want to apply what I am learning as a public health student while serving my community.

3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year?

During this program year, my service will focus on serving people through the FocusFirst and SaveFirst initiatives. I will conduct vision screenings for preschoolers and prepare taxes for low to moderate-income families.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

After AmeriCorps, I plan on attending graduate school. I have yet to decide on a specific discipline. However, service will help me in the decision-making process to determine if I want to continue in public health.

Thank you for your service Josh!

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