JANUARY | 2020
Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Josie Jasperson who is serving with the Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN) at Weber State University.
UHEAN (formerly Utah Campus Compact) utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at seven colleges and universities throughout the state. UHEAN places AmeriCorps members who provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and capacity building efforts. The work performed by UHEAN AmeriCorps members increases the ability for organizations to continue providing much-needed services in the areas of education, healthy futures and economic opportunity.
Josie is a senior dental hygiene student at Weber State University and is just beginning her third term as an Americorps member. Josie has loved participating in the Americorps program throughout her time at Weber State because of the deeper meaning and reflection it has brought to her service as a dental hygienist. In addition to rigorous schoolwork, Josie has been able to participate in serving children in the Headstart program, Veterans at the Veterans Clinic in SLC, and underserved members of the community right here in Ogden. Josie is excited to graduate this spring and plans to continue her involvement in the community in connection to dental health long after graduation.
We extend our congratulations to Josie for being recognized as the AmeriCorps Member of the Month and thank her for her dedicated service.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is your moment to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to stop talking about the problem and be the solution. Join AmeriCorps and you can mentor and tutor kids, rebuild a community after disaster, help veterans, or work with local communities to alleviate poverty. There are thousands of opportunities to choose from, find the one that fits you.