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June 23, 2015

What's next for our 2015 AmeriCorps grads?

They’ve managed reading centers, hosted tabling events, given great tutoring advise, and so much more. Our AmeriCorps members are central to the success of the Reading Partners program, and as their year of service comes to an end, we are proud to share all the great places they’ll be going next year.

Ten AmeriCorps members will return to serve as senior AmeriCorps members with Reading Partners.

They are: Ashley Turpen, Corynn Carino, Erin Cohen, Jane Kozey, Keishla Echevarria, Liz Van Lente, Maura Schmitz, Sarah Breiner, and Spencer Attick.

Seven AmeriCorps members will enter teacher credential programs to become educators.

They are: Mia Kleven (U.C. Berkeley), Caroline Pappas (Columbia), and May Lee Watase (San Francisco Teaching Residency). Kinne Chapin, Bernice Ramos, Hillary Katz, and Mary Brant will begin teaching in Bay Area classrooms this fall while earning their teaching credentials with the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI).

Six AmeriCorps members plan to attend graduate school in other disciplines.

These include: Caitlin Sullivan and Katie Engleby. Jameelah Ahmad will pursue a nursing degree at the University of San Francisco. Marissa Pilger will pursue a Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Oregon. Celina Doria plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work. Margaret Mannion will pursue a master’s degree in social work.

Five AmeriCorps members plan to pursue full-time work in the nonprofit sector.

These include: Alison Hsieh, Stephanie Loera, Joanna Bell, Amy Wipfler, Abby Johns, Kaela Blasen.

Two site coordinators will pursue additional service programs.

Including: Claire Pfister will teach for two years in Hawaii with Teach for America. Haley Murray will travel before pursuing a term of service with the Peace Corps.

In addition:

Ashley Nelson has plans to travel abroad. Katie Koho plans to pursue full-time employment and remain a tutor at Rosa Parks Elementary. Catie Steinman will join Reading Partners’ full-time staff as HR coordinator for AmeriCorps programs.

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