Currently Serving AmeriCorps VISTAs

These AmeriCorps VISTAs are a valued part of our team:

Keondralayer Estell, Reading Program Developer, Red Door Urban Missions

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I serve with the AmeriCorps program because I am on a mission to reach the youth. I will create a lasting impression on those who have come to know me as a person but most importantly as an educational leader. I want to reach the families and children in the community to show them that I believe in them and their future because they can be anything they dream of in this life as long as they apply themselves. When I look back on my VISTA  journey, I want to say my farewells knowing that I was invested in my craft enough to have done everything I could for the families and children I met along the way. If I were thinking about my future self later on in life, looking back on my life I want the families and children to remember me most as the educational leader that was dedicated, committed, patient, loving, trustworthy, responsible, respectful, fair, and caring.

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale