Fall 2019 Recipients
NAIP AmeriCorps Citizenship Team at MIRA Coalition
Yasmine recently graduated from Hampshire College in Western MA where she studied political science and international migration. She is currently serving as a NIAP AmeriCorps member at MIRA coalition in downtown Boston, where she works every day with a lovely team that has the pleasure of helping permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship. Yasmine has a deep passion for migrant advocacy and advancement and is honored to serve immigrants in the state of Massachusetts. She looks forward to a lifelong career working with migrants and their families and hopes to attend law school after her year of service.
Deputy Director at AIR
Tran Vu is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American multimedia artist and organizer whose socially engaged work draws from her experience as a cultural worker, educator, and healer. Born in Vietnam, she came to the United States with her family as political refugees and grew up in Boston's Dorchester and South Boston neighborhoods. Tran works at AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) where she supports independent producers in public media and mission-driven work. Tran works across borders and is based in Boston’s Dorchester Community.
Family Mobility Mentor at EMpath
Program Associate at Summer Search
Children Programs Special Projects Manager at Agassiz Baldwin Community
Ashley Yee joined Agassiz Baldwin Community as the children’s programs registration coordinator in 2015. She currently oversees registration while collaborating with children’s programs and agency leadership to manage HR and program development. She brings years of program and administrative support in educational and non-profit organizations. A graduate of Emerson College’s Writing, Literature, and Publishing program, she is inspired daily by the curious, creative, and adventurous folks in her life and continues to freelance edit in her free time. She currently lives in Framingham with her permaculture-and-hiking enthusiast husband and their bassetweiler Nala.
Spring 2019 Recipients
Kendall King currently serves as the Campaign Associate for Community Servings, a food and nutrition nonprofit that delivers medically-tailored meals to chronically ill neighbors all around Massachusetts. The new building that Kendall is helping to fundraise for will allow Community Servings to triple their meal production to 1.5 million meals a year, in turn tripling the number of people they can feed and growing to become a statewide program. Kendall grew up in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from The University of Georgia with a BA in Finance, and moved to Boston to live somewhere new and get out of her comfort zone. She loves working in the nonprofit sector and looks forward to a fulfilling career where she can be one of many people advocating for the more vulnerable among us.
College Affordability Advisor
Fund Development Manager
Fall 2018 Recipients
Senior Program Manager at Peer Health Exchange
Youth Leadership Manager at Youth Enrichment Services
Jennifer Mayo Shiiba
Social Worker at FamilyAid Boston
Regional Collaboration Coordinator at Growing Places/TerraCorps
Tracey is a recent graduate of Skidmore College with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Intergroup Relations. She is currently completing an AmeriCorps service term through the Massachusetts TerraCorps program. She is serving with the nonprofit, Growing Places, that works in North Central Massachusetts to combat food insecurity through farmers markets, community gardens, and youth education. This year, Tracey is working on a consumer and producer needs assessment to understand how Growing Places can better support a local, resilient food system.
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