Rayn Phillips served at Strawberry Mansion HS from 2019-2020. She has gone on to provide mobile therapy services for children and youth in West Philadelphia, is the Social Worker for One Bright Ray Adult Mansion Campus, and currently attends Thomas Jefferson University for an Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma and Community Counseling.
Recorded on 9/7/20.
Sydney Edelson served in the Office of Strategic Partnerships in The School District of Philadelphia as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about the Office here: https://www.philasd.org/strategicpartnerships/
Recorded on 8/10/20.
Katie Murphy served as a Community Partnerships Coordinator VISTA through PHENND at Bayard Taylor Elementary School from 2018-2019. She has served as a VISTA at Playworks since 2019 and is currently completing her third year as a VISTA. Learn more about Playworks here: https://www.playworks.org/
Recorded on May 20, 2020
Cooper Richardson served at SEAMAAC as a VISTA from 2019-2020. She has gone on to act as its Community Programs Associate. Learn more about SEAMAAC here: https://www.seamaac.org/
Recorded on 4/20/2020.
Ben Sereda, who served in multiple roles within AmeriCorps, spent their most recent experience as a federal volunteer from 2019-2020 as a VISTA Leader for the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). Recorded on 4/2/2020
Former VISTA Sara Guiang, who served at the Juvenile Law Center from 2019-2020, and still serving VISTA/VISTA Leader Sarah Kaplan, who completed a service year at Starfinder Foundation from 2019-2020 and serves at the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) currently, kick off their podcast about AmeriCorps VISTAs - Volunteers in Service to America - by interviewing each other!