While my host site has its own resources and its own staff, it is the collaboration and coming together with other similar entities that can truly bring about genuine and holistic success for our clients and the community as a whole.
"My memory of it is hazy, but I remember going to shelters in the early 2000’s during hurricane seasons. At that time, I perceived the whole experience of going to the shelter as a mini-camping trip. My family gathered our sleeping bags and set up in a classroom filled with others also looking to wait out the storm."
"Like everything else you will do in life, you will experience “I wish I would’ve known this” moments throughout your service term. The 2018-2019 Corps is here to help you eliminate some of those moments."
"From organized soccer and basketball to independent rock climbing and hiking, being active has been a way for me to gain confidence, stay healthy, and become a part of groups who pushed me to be better. "
"Though my time serving as a Patient Navigator in the National Health Corps through the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition takes up a good portion of the week, I still have plenty of time outside of my service position to fill with whatever activities I choose."
"As a National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member, my fellow Corps members and I had volunteered there in the beginning of the service year for a group service project. The time I spent volunteering at St. Francis and other organizations serving meals to the homeless population is unforgettable."
"A valuable lesson we have learned this year is the importance of self-care. As a Care Coordinator at UF Health-Jacksonville Healthy Start, self-care has become a staple to staying motivated and focused in my position."