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When Cydnee joined AmeriCorps as a Literacy Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), she hoped she would someday be able to look back at her year of service as a VISTA and know her work had made a difference in people’s lives.

She just never expected that “someday” would come so soon: by the end of her first week, Cydnee could already see the positive impact her work was having at one of our Open Door Learning Centers. Not only had Cydnee researched and introduced a new online learning platform for beginning English as a Second Language (ESL) students, but she was also managing a daily computer lab for ESL students.

The end result? Students who are more engaged and better prepared for class.

Her site supervisor, Kat Aymeloglu, said it best: “Cydnee brought order to the chaos. Every evening, about 90 people come to work on our computers before going to class, and it was getting a little chaotic without a second set of hands. Cydnee makes it possible for us to do our work well.”

And as a Literacy VISTA, Cydnee’s work is focused on building long-lasting and sustainable change, which means the order and support she brings to her site today will remain long after she’s gone.

Want to be like Cydnee? Apply to be a Literacy VISTA today!

  • 10/03/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 10/10/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 10/17/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 10/24/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 10/24/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 10/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

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