AmeriCorps Member, Chula Vista, CA - June 2, 2016
My experience with MAAC has been great overall. I have learned different outreach strategies for education and workforce development. I have been in charge of Food Bank distributions in Barrio Logan and in Spring Valley. I have also conducted many community events and workshops such as Toys for Tots where we provided toys for families in need during the holidays and workshops such as how to prepare for an interview. I participated in network experiences in order to make hiring events at the center I work in to help people get hired for a new job. I participated in VITA clinics where we provided free income tax preparation for people in the community. And for the summer I work on enrolling young adults 16-24 in the center to help them get either their first job or a summer job. So I helped them out with building their first resume a cover letter and teaching different job search strategies to get the job.