After graduating from Howard University where the motto is Truth and Service, I didn't want to chase a corporate dream. I wanted to help other children achieve their dreams. I joined AmeriCorps to continue upholding the lifelong commitment to service that was instilled in me. I serve because I was served. Now, I have the pleasure of working with Kid Power, Inc. and partnering with a local school in Washington, D.C. as a Community and Resource Coordinator. I develop and implement curricula, and help address the financial, physiological and psychological hardships faced by my students and their families. I thought my lifelong pursuit of education would lead me down a different path, but the impact my students have had on my life has caused me to consider a path in social work, public health or another year in AmeriCorps!