Our 2015-2016 AmeriCorps members are getting ready for a powerful year of service! You've already heard about what they've been doing during Basic Training Academy, and already got a chance to meet our amazing Team Leaders, so now let's take some time to get to know the corps!
Now introducing... The '15-'16 City Year Columbia John P. Thomas Elementary School Team!
Full Name: Ethan Sealy
College/school: University of South Carolina
Why you joined City Year: To give back to my home community.
What you hope to do/be in the future: A college professor
A fun/interesting fact: I studied Japanese in college
Favorite PITW: #1: Challenge cynicism — wherever you find it.
Full Name: Julian Niko Collins
College/school: Elizabeth City State University
Why you joined City Year: wanted to be part of something bigger than myself and to strengthen leadership abilities
What you hope to do/be in the future: Go to grad school to get my masters, travel, and broaden my horizons more.
A fun/interesting fact: I have lived in 7 different states.
Favorite PITW: #63 Refuse To Fail
Full Name: Genesis Smith
Hometown: Columbia, SC
College/school: North Carolina Central University
Why you joined City Year: I wanted to make a difference in the lives of our young people within my community.
What you hope to do/be in the future: Criminal Defense Attorney
A fun/interesting fact: My favorite singer is Alicia Keys
Favorite PITW: #9 Create Your Own Environment for Success
Full name: Ikeia Miller
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
College/school: University of South Carolina - Columbia
Why you joined City Year: I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. Also I want to work with kids, but I haven't quite figured out how yet. I think City Year will allow me to see how a school operates first hand and behind the scenes.
What you hope to do/be in the future: I want to go into Nonprofit Management or work as a school counselor in a middle or high school.
A fun/interesting fact: I have visited 3 different continents.
Favorite PITW: #50: We Must Never Lose the Human Aspect of What We Are Doing.
Full name: Michelle Wehrly
Hometown: Livermore, CA
College/school: Northern Kentucky University
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year because I am passionate about education and service and wanted to give back.
What you hope to do/be in the future: I hope to become an elementary school teacher
A fun/interesting fact: I once won a wedding pinterest contest.
Favorite PITW: #103: Send out "Tiny Ripples Of Hope"
Full name: Devon Coletta
Hometown: Colchester, CT
College/school: Keene State College '15
Why you joined City Year: Graduated with a Secondary Education degree but wasn't ready to enter teaching full-time, and wanted to move to new city
What you hope to do/be in the future: Teacher, College Professor of Education
A fun/interesting fact: I have as music bucket list (artists and venues)
Favorite PITW: #50 - We Must Never Loose the Human Aspect of What We Are Doing
Full Name: Ashley A. Garcia Rivera
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
College/School: Westford Academy
Why you joined City Year: To make a difference
What you hope to do/be in the future: Become a Social Worker
Interesting fact: Started a charity for foster children
Favorite PITW: #66 Do three “squishy” things a day