January 2022 AmeriCorps Member of the Month, Miyah Ngo, Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Miyah Ngo

January, 2022

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 Miyah Ngo who is serving with the Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN).

UHEAN AmeriCorps members build safer, stronger, healthier, and more united communities across the state. They 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. Miyah serves through Utah State University’s America Reads program at Ellis Elementary School.

Miyah is in her third term of AmeriCorps service, and has continued to be an exemplary member. She truly understands not only the value of her service, but the lives she is touching. She has planned clubs and activities to help the children understand diversity, disabilities, the effects of gossiping, and empathy. She identified one student who she suspected was suffering neglect at home, and using all the right procedures, was able to get the child the help she needed. She is a valued member of the UHEAN AmeriCorps program, and a valued member of the school community at Ellis Elementary.

Miyah’s site supervisor, Todd Milovich, spoke to the outstanding commitment she has shown throughout her terms of service. “Miyah’s commitment to the kids in After School Club at Ellis Elementary is exemplary. The best example of Miyah’s commitment came at the beginning of this school year. I offered her a supervisor spot that would have come with a significant pay increase and she turned it down because she would have had to move to a different school. She did not want to leave the kids at Ellis that she had been working with there.”

I love working with UHEAN because it provides an opportunity for me to serve in my community in a rewarding and fun way! I also love that I am regularly learning new skills and life lessons that will stay with me and help me later on. But the best part is building connections with the kids and watching them grow and progress — they are so fun and teach me new things every day. Although difficult at times, I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience working in the After-School Club.

— Miyah Ngo, AmeriCorps Member of the Month

We extend our congratulations to Miyah 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.