PACC*VISTA at Cedar Crest College at AmeriCorps VISTA
As a VISTA member I am participating in partnership with the Allentown School District in Allentown PA and community agencies to launch the “HOLA! Science” program at Cedar Crest College. I will work as a project manager to help the College identify a cohort of Hispanic girls from Allentown High Schools who have shown an interest in STEM related studies. Working with a strong community advisory council as well as staff, faculty and student volunteers at the College, I am developing a multi-faceted program that will provide mentors, tutors and a calendar of fun and educational programs to maintain the girls' interest in science and educate their families about the college admissions process. The objective is increasing the number of Latinas who go on to pursue STEM majors in College.
August 2015 - Present
Special Needs Coordinator at Community Outreach Center
January 2015 - May 2015
Circulation Assistant at Phoenixville Public Library
Helping customers of the library check out books and other materials, finding materials, assist with computer tasks, and handling money for overdue fines and rentals.
Occasionally, patrons request help in identifying community resources or proofreading of resumes. I assist in these aspects as they occur.