Pros: healthcare, community outreach, experience
Cons: long meetings in committees
This whole AmeriCorps/ScholarCorps service has greatly enhanced the way I value commitment and has not only revealed strengths, but recreated strengths, goals, and mindsets that I once had. I love being a member of AmeriCorps and I feel like I'm giving back to my neighborhood, country, and generation every time I help a 21st Century Scholar. A typical day at work for me consist of meeting with 21st Century Scholars, planning events, emailing, phone calls, and, tracking and reporting scholar engagement. I've learned a great deal about financial aid, scholarships, state requirements, college admissions, and student success barriers. Management and Co-workers are wonderful. They're so helpful and amazing at their crafts that the comradery is inevitable. The hardest part of my job is when I have to tell a 21st Scholar that they have lost their scholarship. The most enjoyable part of the job is engaging with scholars and learning from them.