What our Corps Members say about
their year of service:
“My time with Aspire! has been a learning experience for both my children and me. As the children grow and learn, I’ve learned and grown with them; they truly inspire you day in and day out. Coming home exhausted at the end of a long day with the kids, your first thoughts often return to the smiling faces you just left behind.”
– Nick Reynolds, Maitland, Florida
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“Living in Columbia Grove, and serving at Campbell Elementary and Aspire!, I really feel like part of the Arlington and Aspire! communities. We have an awesome, supportive staff and AmeriCorps team who are passionate about making an impact and working with children. While there are definitely stressful, crazy moments, there are lots of silly, happy, fun, rewarding moments too! I hope to work with kids in the future and my experiences at Aspire! have given me a great introduction."
– Laura DiScenna, Cleveland, Ohio
Now recruiting for summer and school year 2016-17.
“Aspire! has taught me so much about volunteering with youth in a non-profit atmosphere. The kids here are so wonderful and I really enjoy being able to help and support them every day in the Learning ROCKS! program and at Claremont Elementary School. I’ve learned more about myself in these 12 months here at Aspire! than I ever thought I would. These skills that I’m developing will definitely help me with whatever career path I choose to travel down after this experience."
– Jenna Smead, Leesburg, Virginia
“I never thought I would be so at ease working with elementary school children. My time with Aspire! has not only made me extremely comfortable in an educational environment working with kids, it has shown me that whatever I endeavor in my future, I want to be around kids. The children I interact with every day when I am in Barcroft Elementary School or Aspire!’s after school program are always surprising me with their capacity to learn new things. Not only do I get to watch them learn, but they are constantly teaching me new things. Especially new ways to do long division!"
– Riti Herring, New Canaan, Connecticut
- AmeriCorps engages 75,000+ Americans in intensive service each year.
- Since its founding in 1994, over 900,000 AmeriCorps Members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours of service across America.
- In Virginia, more than 13,000 have served over 20 million hours and qualified for education awards totaling more than $41 million.