I joined AmeriCorps because others helped me and I wanted to do the same.
“AmeriCorps means making a promise to improve our nation - helping the National Park Service introduce people to our national treasures or expanding access to STEM education.”
“Every student I encounter has the potential to seize and positively impact the future. I feel fortunate that I contribute to the preparing my students today in hopes of a better tomorrow.”
Germain Castellanos served in AmeriCorps as a Youth Developer with the Youth Conservation Corps in Waukegan, IL, where he was honored with the title of AmeriCorps Member of the Year in 2005.
She completed fundraising development projects at RefugeeOne, a refugee resettlement agency in Chicago.
He worked to establish a formal volunteer program at Garden Harvest, a Maryland organic farm that donates its produce to soup kitchens and homeless shelters.