Kiara Alexis

Kiara Alexis on Growth

“I felt fortunate to be in that position and I wished other people I knew could be alongside me. That, along with the love I was shown, really helped me grow.  Just the thought of knowing I had so much support made me feel like I couldn’t fail.”

Justin Baker

Justin Baker on Community Health

“Imagine having a community farm or garden in your neighborhood – that can change the dynamic of so many things,” said Justin. “Why is this work important? Well, our health is important. Just having the youth tell people of the community, that’s how people receive it better – we’re actually the leaders right now.”

Esperanitza Castillo

Esperanzita Castillo on Change

“I wanted to become a Corpsmember to change my life, I dropped out of school in the sixth grade and knew I would need a diploma to get a better job or attend college. GMSC means so much more to me than just helping me achieve my goals. The staff is like my family. “

Senga Lukingama

Senga Lukingama on Bringing Opportunities Home

“When you work hard and study, you begin to see the light at the end of the road and believe that the world has a lot more for you to see. I plan on meeting new people and sharing my story with others. I know I am not the only one with this story, but hopefully it can help others know they are not alone.”

Holden Foley

Holden Foley on Redefining his Future

“I enjoy training my crewmembers and using my construction skills in our project work. I have been inspired to help others see the same opportunity and take control of their lives and change for the better.”

Levi White

Levi White on Adaptability

“I believe that the heart of resilience lies in adaptability. A resilient person will adjust their approach and methodology to fit the situation.”

Samantha Vitti on Access to Opportunity

“Civicorps gave me access to opportunity in one place.”

Timothy Gunn on Making a Difference

“I will continue to use my skills acquired to make differences in the lives around me.”

Adam Strong on Resilience

“I only found my way into the middle class because of the opportunities afforded to me by YouthBuild and AmeriCorps.”