AmeriCorps Teams

LAYC is proud to introduce its 2016–2017 AmeriCorps teams in Maryland and DC.

mmyc-americorps-teamMaryland AmeriCorps members serve one-year terms working with middle school students in two Prince George’s County middle schools: Buck Lodge and William Wirt. Members run in-school and after-school programs, helping students develop academic and life skills. Members also organize community events including a haunted house, monthly food banks, Martin Luther King, Jr.  Service Day, Cesar Chavez Service Day, and the Super Hero Summer Health Fair. Full-time members serve 1,700 hours and part time members serve 900 hours, all while gaining youth development skills. We serve because together we get things done!

AmeriCorps Team DC 2016-2017DC AmeriCorps members serve as Teaching Assistants at Powell Elementary School, Sacred Heart School, Cardozo Educational Campus, and Raymond Educational Campus.  Members provide students with in-school support such as help with homework, life skills workshops, and enrichment activities. Members also host numerous events to foster relationships among LAYC staff, youth, and parents including parent orientations, field trips, and special school events.

Maryland AmeriCorps Members


Christian Bangura

Christian Bangura
I serve because I want to give a child the guidance I didn’t get to have growing up.

Katrina Cheek

Katrina Cheek
I serve because I enjoy giving back to my community, and I love helping others.

Michael Cosby

Michael Cosby
I serve because I wanted to challenge myself to be selfless.

Al’Asia Davis

Al’Asia Davis
I serve because I want to be the spark that ignites change within my community.

Evelyn Flores
I serve because I want to see a difference, and to see the difference you have to make a difference.

Martha Torres Gutierrez

Martha Torres Gutierrez
I serve because I care about today’s youth.

Daysi Hernandez

Daysi Herrera

I serve because I love to help others, and I want to make a difference in my community.

La Deja Lippencott

La Deja Lippencott

I serve because I want to be the person I didn’t have for someone else.

Eduardo Martinez

Eduardo Martinez

I serve because I want to be a role model to the youth, and empower them to pursue their hopes and dreams.

Alexa Moreno

Alexa Moreno

I serve because I wish I had an AmeriCorps member when I was younger to help me throughout school.

Jackie Orellana

Jackie Orellana

I serve because I want to make a difference and be a role model to the youth.

Aljyenc Polanco

Aljenyc Polanco

I serve because I want to see a positive change in the youth and community.

Sisi Reid

Sisi Reid

I serve because I want to create sustainable changes that addresses the needs of a community.

Sofia Ruiz

Sofia Ruiz

 I serve because I want to make a positive impact on the youth.

William Vargas

William Vargas

I serve because I want to make a difference in all communities.

Leah Webb

Leah Webb

I serve because I want to be a role model and guide students in the right direction.

DC AmeriCorps Members


Joe Arias

Joe Arias
This year in AmeriCorps, I look forward to building upon my facilitation skills and building relationships with my fellow members and students. Each day I walk into my AmeriCorps site, it feels great knowing I am walking into a place to make a difference.

Dexter Bautista

Dexter Bautista
What I hope to gain from my experience in AmeriCorps is to skillfully lead a class of youth. I would also like to learn to manage my time and responsibilities as a student and improving the community.

Luz Delcid

Luz Delcid
In my AmeriCorps year, I am hoping to gain the necessary skills to be the best leader possible. I enjoy working with my youth and LAYC because they look like me. I can embrace my Latino culture all the time!

Hunter Flores

Hunter Flores
I am hoping to grow professionally and personally this year serving full time with AmeriCorps. By being a part of a team, I hope to be able to develop healthy coping mechanisms for days when I am not feeling myself. My teammates and students will help me move onto the next phase in my life.

Ramiro Forty

Ramiro Forty
The kids I work with are fantastic, eye opening, and bring me joy everyday we are together. I enjoy working with them after school because it brings me back to when I was a kid. I am reminded of what enabled me to learn and progress in school, which I can use to help teach them and help them progress themselves.

Antwoin Gravette

Antwoin Gravette
I enjoy working with AmeriCorps/LAYC because it provides me the opportunity to affect positive change in the neighborhood I grew up in. Most importantly, it allows me to help mold youth and guide them to become citizens in America.  

Raquella Horton

Raquella Horton
I hope to lead kids to  improve in multiple ways by helping them understand it is okay to be who you are and feel free. I enjoy working with kids and knowing I am helping to change a life.

Charles Jones

Charles Jones
I enjoy working with youth at LAYC because I enjoy seeing their potential, even when they may have not even discovered it yet. In addition, they are hilarious and fun!

Alicia Leva

Alicia Leva
Education is the most sustainable thing a youth can have.  I am also very interested in learning about DC Public Schools in comparison to other school systems. I want to help students make a difference in themselves and their communities.

Brenda Martinez

Brenda Martinez
During my AmeriCorps year, I hope to learn more about my community and how I can be apart of it. I enjoy working with my students because they’re allowing me to be part of their education. Also, LAYC and my AmeriCorps team members support me.

Stephen Olmstead

Stephen Olmstead
I hope to establish relationships with students, teachers, and administrators that will help me understand the problems that face DC Public Schools. I hope by understanding problems from the perspective of those affected, I will be able to help empower them to work towards solutions.

Lucas Reed

Lucas Reed
During my AmeriCorps year, I am hoping to become a better individual. During my year, I will work on my flaws and grow as an individual.

Robert Tate

Robert Tate
I enjoy working with my youth because they have taught me how to become a better person. Seeing them come and leave with a smile on their faces let’s me know I am having a positive effect on them.

 

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