AmeriCorps.

Timeline: June 2015-August 2015

Position: End Summer Hunger Campaign Corps

Website: AmeriCorps

Background

During the summer, 100,000 King County kids and families lose access to reliable the school meals are provided over the school year. The good news is that there is a federal program that provides free meals to kids and teens living in high poverty areas – all summer long. The bad news is that only 10-14% of area children access free summer meals. This gap is the result of various barriers experienced only during the summer, including a lack of access to meal sites, insufficient program awareness, and limited resources when schools are closed.

My Role

I served as a member of the End Summer Hunger Campaign Corps as a part of the AmeriCorps team during the summer of 2015. in this position I executed multiple roles including: acting as a Site Supervisor at multiple meal sites to distribute meals to low income children and hosting and working multiple outreach events to spread the word about the program.

Future Goals:

Although my AmeriCorps Term has ended, I wish to be able to serve again in the future and through this opportunity I have been able to learn more about other opportunities such as Dream Project and Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education.