September Member Spotlights
We are excited to celebrate our members and the reasons that they have chosen to serve with MEC! Every week, we will spotlight members from across the state on our Facebook page and twice a month we will compile these spotlights to share on our blog!
Ashley J has served with Michigan Education Corps as a K-3 Reading Corps Interventionist since 2016. She applied to serve with Michigan Education Corps after volunteering with her mom at a few MEC events. Since then, she has served students in Flint Community Schools so that they can become a better reader, have more confidence and have tools to figure out words, sounds and meanings.
Jasmin, like Ashley, is in her 4th service term with Michigan Education Corps. Serving as a K-3 Reading Corps Interventionist has given her an opportunity to share her passion for reading with youth in Flint. After completing her final service term with MEC, Jasmin plans to become a school counselor.
Monique serves students in her hometown of Detroit. When she’s not serving, she helps to raise her nephew and is a learner and teacher of Japanese and American Sign Language. She was drawn to K-3 Reading Corps’ structured system with proven success and hopes that the skills she gains in her service term will not only help the students she serves but also her nephew at home.
Kari joined Michigan Education Corps’ K-3 Reading Corps team with a wealth of AmeriCorps service experience. She served 2 years as a Family Literacy Instructor with the Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Family Literacy Program. Kari joined Michigan Education Corps in her third year of AmeriCorps service to gain more experience teaching K-3 students and to learn about another community in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
Alice, originally from New Mexico, was inspired to serve with Michigan Education Corps so she could work with students one-on-one to help them develop their reading skills. When Alice isn’t serving students, you can find her painting or making mosaics!
Billie is in her first year of service as a K-3 Reading Corps Interventionist in Alcona Community Schools. She was inspired to join AmeriCorps because working with children and giving them the skills to grow is rewarding.