Category: AmeriCorps Member of the Month

AmeriCorps Alum, National Champion Gives Back to Youth Program He Once Attended

Photo Above: Jeremy Deemer, back left, at his AmeriCorps service site hosting a youth basketball camp. By Kay Wolfkill, AmeriCorps VISTA   Jeremy Deemer is an AmeriCorps Alum. He is also a student at Graceland University in Lamoni, an Executive Board Member with the Student … Continue reading AmeriCorps Alum, National Champion Gives Back to Youth Program He Once Attended

A Day in the Life of Benet Conlin – our National Service Member Spotlight for October!

Nominated and written by Helen Bisioulis, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Benet Conlin is an AmeriCorps VISTA working at the Iowa Community Action Association (ICAA) in Des Moines, Iowa. She hails from Waterloo, Iowa and moved to Des Moines, Iowa to go to school at Drake and … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Benet Conlin – our National Service Member Spotlight for October!

AmeriCorps Member of the Month July 2016

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Angela Mendoza is being honored as the Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps Member of the Month for July 2016.

Currently, Angela is serving as the Elementary Program Specialist AmeriCorps member with the City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley. BBBSMV facilitates meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers “Bigs” and children ages 6 through 18 “Littles” in order to positively impact the lives of young people with multiple risk factors in the Davenport area. The City of Davenport AmeriCorps program is a multi-level interdisciplinary program that focuses on improving the graduation rates in Davenport.

Angela has been an exemplary service member, going above and beyond to make sure the “Littles” in her caseload had winter items like coats and boots after she discovered some children had none. Additionally, she worked with one of her “Littles” to provide a care package for the child’s mentor who was undergoing cancer treatment. Angela has gone out of her way to meet the needs of the matches in her care and to show them that she truly cares about them.

Volunteer Iowa is excited to recognize the work Angela has been able to accomplish during their year of service in the state. To recognize her service, Angela will receive a certificate signed by Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds honoring her dedication and efforts towards bettering the lives of youth in the State of Iowa.

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