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Member Spotlight: Mary Elizabeth Minns, Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps Program

Meet Mary Elizabeth Minns, a 2nd-Grade Teacher at Meadowview Elementary School, a service site of the Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps program.

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps?

I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because as a person of color I have seen the impacts of educational disparities within my family and community. I want to take time after college to give back in the fight for educational equity that disproportionately affects the communities of people of color in America.

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

I am hoping that my students gain confidence in their academics and themselves.

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

During this program year, my service will focus on getting students to overcome the challenges of virtual learning and feel confident for third grade despite the circumstances.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

I plan to go to law school to focus on civil rights and constitutional law.

Thank you for your service Mary!


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