Currently Serving AmeriCorps*VISTAs
These AmeriCorps*VISTAs are a valued part of our team:
Erica Ross, Read901 VISTA, Literacy Mid-South
I serve because true fulfillment comes from helping others without expecting anything in return except for a smiling face and a grateful heart. I also serve to be an example for those to come after me. Leaving behind a legacy of service is like a gift that keeps giving.
John Austin Tubbs, Data and Tech VISTA, Refugee Empowerment Program
I chose to serve with AmeriCorps VISTA here in Memphis to give back to the community that raised me. With Literacy Mid-South, I am excited to serve their mission of increasing the literacy rate among children, the future of our society. So many amazing strides have been made to better our Mid-South community, and being a part of this excites me. I look forward to working to better my community.
Lois Charm, Curriculum Coordinator, Refugee Empowerment Program
I chose to serve as a VISTA in my current position because I have the desire to help children thrive in their academics. Having volunteered as a tutor in the past, I didn’t feel as though my prior contributions were enough to my community and I wanted to make an even bigger impact in the lives of well-deserving kids in my community. I am serving as a Curriculum Coordinator, in partnership with Literacy Mid-South, where I am responsible for building a learning curriculum that will help support the reading accuracy and comprehension skills of the K-5th grade students I work with. I hope that as a result of my service, these students will be more confident in their abilities to thrive in school.