Reading with confidence

My name is Kallia and I am a returning WRC member serving at Madison Elementary in Olympia. I work with children who are in Kindergarten through 5th grade in small groups throughout the day. One of my small groups consists of a before school program. I have three students in my before school program. We […]

Recognizing inequity

My name is Lindsay and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Solid Ground in Seattle through the Washington Service Corps. As a Food and Garden Youth Educator, it is my job to teach food and nutrition classes at schools and community centers that serve food insecure children. Through the past four months of my […]

Healthy connections

My name is Tom, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving with WithinReach in Seattle. I help connect clients to resources such as Washington Apple Health (which is Washington State’s expanded Medicaid program for low-income people) and food resources (Basic Food). Many of the clients that I assist are immigrants. Immigrants also are almost 3 […]

Inspiring new environmentalism

The author Franklin Pierce Jones once said, “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have for instance.” Franklin must have worked with a child like Stevie. Since meeting Stevie in her classroom the week before her field trip, I knew that she would prove difficult to reach. Stevie had a big […]

Young Women Empowered

My name is Coral, and I’m an AmeriCorps member serving at Young Women Empowered in Seattle through the Washington Service Corps. Research shows that girls’ self-confidence peaks at age nine, then drops significantly as girls advance through high school. There is a pressing need for mentor-based learning and leadership programs that center marginalized young women […]

Greenway to inclusivity

My name is Maria, and I am a WSC AmeriCorps member serving with Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust in Issaquah, WA. As an education associate with Mountains to Sound Greenway, I get the opportunity to jump into many different roles. A typical day involves teaching the students in the Greenway and leading them in stewardship […]

Intricate ecosystems

How big are salmon eggs?“I bet each egg is as big as my fist!” “No, I bet they’re as tiny as grapes!”What if I told you I was carrying all your eggs in my bag right now?“Wait, do you have them ALL in your bag right now?” “WHOA! Those are sooooo weird!” I was raised on […]

Ready for disaster

Over the last four months, I have served as the AmeriCorps Disaster Educator with the City of Auburn Division of Emergency Management. In this role, I have had the privilege of discussing disaster preparedness and leading workshops with 219 high school students (200 of which demonstrated an increase in knowledge post-workshop). When I reflect on […]

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