The coming of age plot of Avenue Q is totally my life. Graduating from college with an English degree, like the protagonist Princeton, and having several people judge my choice of major and the sympathetic remarks and concerned questions of WHY ENGLISH?
Currently, I am serving as AmeriCorps VISTA with 55,000 Degrees and work with the Louisville Free Public Library at the Shawnee Branch. The Shawnee Neighborhood is a historic African American neighborhood in the West End of Louisville. Now, many of the Shawnee residents do not exceed higher than a high school diploma or live below/at poverty-level. The mission of 55,000 Degrees is for Louisville residents to obtain a post-secondary degree and have the opportunity to not only gain educational attainment, but a prosperous life as well. The work that I am doing here at Shawnee Branch is to create programming around college-readiness and aligning career options. Consequently, the residents of Shawnee will be able to have better opportunities. This year I hope to gain experience as well fulfillments for serving a community that I love, and being passionate about making strides for education equality.
55,000 Degrees AmeriCorps VISTA
College and Career Connection
Louisville Free Public Library-Shawnee Branch