As we say goodbye to 2017 and ring in 2018, we take a look back at our first semester of service. During this time, our AmeriCorps members went from being strangers to their students to creating unbreakable bonds that will last a lifetime, transforming both student and AmeriCorps member lives.
And we're only halfway there!
Below we share impact highlights from the first part of the school year, as well as powerful mentoring moments from the field. We are looking forward to another semester of creating even more memorable memories.
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
“I serve because the next generation is our future, and it is truly a pleasure assisting in the growing and development of our future leaders. Helping teenagers in their transition to becoming young adults is powerful for me and has a huge impact on my life and in the career paths I choose to follow.”
–Ty, First-year AmeriCorps member serving on the Jefferson High School team in South L.A.
“During planned interventions, I get to see my students shine the most. I always feel warmth and joy when they ask me each morning, ‘Ms. Patty, are we going with you today?!’ Their faces light up and that’s because I know they’re eager to learn and have fun.”
–Patty, First-year AmeriCorps member serving on the L.A. Rams Team at Grape Street Elementary School in Watts
"Working with my students has been a challenging, yet rewarding experience. My goal is for them to know that no matter what they might be going through, they always have someone that will sit down and listen to them. They should feel like they have someone there who cares and that's where I come in."
–Mayra, First-year AmeriCorps member serving on the Mendez High School team in Boyle Heights