Category Archives: Why I Serve

A Learning Community success story by Lia

I’m one of the Ed Fellows at The Learning Community who focuses on English language development (ELD) during the day. I spend my mornings attending classes with a group of 8th graders which includes several students needing ELD support. I’m not there to help with the content, but … Continue reading

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City Year: Where Idealism Grows

“It’s not about the miles, it’s about the inches.” A simple quote said to us corps members by the Executive Director of City Year Rhode Island, Jennie Johnson, at our Mid Year Summit. These words, as well as many others she … Continue reading

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Success Story – by Mai-Thuy Nguyen

In the realm of college advising, the fruits of our labor tend to produce several months after the application season. In the case of David Hernandez*, a student I worked with extensively in the fall, I had rarely seen him … Continue reading

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Stories of Service from the Providence Children’s Museum

“The Head Start team visits each classroom before their Museum field trip and reads a book we created that describes the many fun things the children will do at the Museum.  There is a moment in the book where Nori, … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps VISTA, Julie Silva, shares her story about her service at First Star URI Academy

A few months ago, I was planning a major transition in my professional life.  I had been a sales associate since graduating from college, and I was anxious to find a job in which I could make a real difference … Continue reading

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Story of Service

This may come as a surprise, but I have never been the type to sign up for extra work. I did what was assigned of me, I did it well, and everything seemed perfectly copacetic. Last year in the Charter … Continue reading

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Story of Service: Roger Williams Middle School

Last month the After Zone (after school) programs at Roger Williams started up again. Equipped with one new volunteer and a couple of returners, along with a list of about 10 students signed up to attend, we started off the … Continue reading

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