2015-07-23

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things” – Ronald Reagan

As a Team Leader at City Year Sacramento, these eight idealists will help guide their teams of AmeriCorps members through their year of service working with students and will support their Program Managers to help promote success at their schools. With the school year just around the corner and corps members soon to arrive, City Year wanted to highlight these incredible individuals who are serving a second year as an AmeriCorps member in the Sacramento community. Their passion for education will help them be the leaders that inspire their teams to do the greatest things in the partner schools City Year serves.

Team Leaders Mission for the 2015-16 School Year: We strive to prepare our Corps Members by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and the support they need to better serve our students, schools, and communities.

Name: Adrianna Lucero
School Served: St. HOPE Public Schools
Where are you from: Carlsbad, CA
Why do you serve: I serve because I believe every child should have the opportunity to live a successful, fulfilling life, regardless of their background.
Fun fact: I am an only child and the only grandchild on both sides!

Name: Andrew Perez
School Served: Oak Ridge Elementary
Where are you from: Hacienda Heights, CA
Why do you serve: I serve because everyone deserves to have a consistent role model in their life.
Fun fact: I spent 4 months traveling around Europe – I visited Austria, Italy, Greece and Germany. My favorite place I visited was Cinque Terre, Italy because the people were full of culture and it was a beautiful community.

Name: Beatrice ‘Bea’ Woods 
School Served: Rosa Parks K-8
Where are you from: Davis, CA
Why do you serve: I serve because I believe every child deserves a fun and quality education.
Favorite grade in school and why: My favorite grade in school was the 5th grade because that’s when I started playing basketball at recess every day!  

Name: Mariela Sánchez-Gonzalez
School Served: Fern Bacon Middle School
Where are you from: Ivanhoe, CA
Why do you serve: I serve because I have been given educational opportunities many people haven’t and I believe it is my turn to give back and empower students with similar backgrounds as myself.
If you could travel anywhere in the world – where would it be and why: If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to Paris, France. I would love to go to Paris because it is full of history and art.  

Name: Marley Walker
School Served: Rosa Parks K-8
Where are you from: Fontana, CA (SoCal)
Why do you serve: I serve because I want to serve a community like my own with people who are similar to me.
Favorite grade in school and why: My favorite grade in school was 4th grade because it was when I met my first best friend.  

Name: Ruben Moody
School Served: St. HOPE Public Schools
Where are you from: Sacramento, CA
Why do you serve: I serve to be a role model to the children who are from a similar neighborhood as me.
Favorite City Year value and why: Ubuntu – I am a person through other people; my humanity is tied to yours. I chose this value because we are all connected in some way and I know my decisions will impact others and vice versa.  

Name: Vanessa Segovia Oviedo
School Served: Leataata Floyd Elementary
Where are you from: San Francisco/ Bay Area
Why do you serve: I serve because my third and fourth graders have inspired me to continue the work that I do. Even though they deal with adversity they continue to keep a positive attitude.
If you could travel anywhere in the world – where would it be and why: Thailand because I heard it is a beautiful country.  Even though I haven’t been, I would love to learn more about the rich culture and food.

Name: Vitalis Obidi
School Served: Father Keith B. Kenny
Where are you from: San Francisco, CA
Why do you serve: To continue giving opportunities to others just like my mentors did for me as a youth.  
Favorite City Year value and why: Ubuntu – I am a person through other people; my humanity is tied to yours. The value sounds cool right off the bat and brings people together! 

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