AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Deeqa Hamid

January 2021 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 Deeqa Hamid who is serving at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) as part of the Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN). Deeqa Hamid is part of two programs: Student Leaders …

Make it a Day On

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to …

December 2020 AmeriCorps Member of the Month - Heather Yule - Playworks AmeriCorps. Image - Young woman in black "Playworks" sweater in front of a white wall.

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Heather Yule

December, 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 Heather Yule who is serving with Playworks Utah AmeriCorps. Playworks Utah AmeriCorps engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 75 low-income, at-risk elementary schools throughout Salt Lake County. These members create positive …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Brooke Britt

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 Brooke Britt who is serving with the AmeriCorps Education Initiative of Utah (AEIOU). AEIOU has AmeriCorps members in 75 schools across the state of Utah. AmeriCorps members advocate for and support students …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Maimuna “Muna” Minteh

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 Maimuna “Muna” Minteh who is serving with Salt Lake County’s AmeriCorps Most Vulnerable Populations (MVP) program. In this AmeriCorps program, Muna helps those experiencing homelessness to obtain housing, provides assistance to …

AmeriCorps Members Give Back on National Day of Service

When AmeriCorps members begin their terms of service they take a pledge to “Get Things Done.” AmeriCorps members are directly serving in communities across our state as mentors and coaches to students, as stewards of our public lands, and as vital providers of and connectors to resources for vulnerable populations in need of healthcare, housing, and mental health services. Each …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Elena “Lanie” Henderson

July, 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 Elena “Lanie” Henderson who is serving with the BYU Family Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps program. Lanie Henderson is a fourth year PhD student in Brigham Young University’s Clinical …

AmeriCorps Members Commemorate MLK Day

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” The MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20 is an opportunity to remember Dr. King’s life and re-commit ourselves as citizens to answer that question by volunteering to serve one another and our communities. Every year AmeriCorps members in Utah commemorate this …