Meet Our 2021-22 AmeriCorps Service Members
Sept. 17, 2021
Each fall, we welcome a crew of hardworking individuals from across the country to complete nearly a year of service (1,700 hours) with us—in our offices and production shop, and on our construction sites. They’re part of the backbone of what we do, and we are so grateful for their amazing work. For the next 11 months, we’re proud to be working alongside these nine AmeriCorps service members, some returning for a second year. Here’s a quick introduction to this dynamic crew:
Areli has spent the last several years working with nonprofits, mainly in disaster relief efforts. She’s excited to be joining Habitat’s Home Preservation team as a crew leader, where she’ll help ensure local homeowners can stay in their homes for years to come. She’s a graduate of the University of Houston.
Hailing from Alabama, Bethany will be working with our volunteer team to recruit more great individuals to Habitat service and ensure they have meaningful experiences while working with us. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama. She’s excited to experience everything Colorado has to offer.
This is Casi’s second year of AmeriCorps service with Habitat Metro Denver. While she worked with Habitat’s Real Estate Development team her first year, she’ll be switching gears and serving as a construction crew leader. “I look forward to continuing to grow the relationships that I have built with our amazing staff and volunteers, and to serving directly on our construction sites.”
Donald has a long and impressive service background, starting in high school and extending to local and international work with AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. From supporting disaster relief efforts in Honduras to serving as board president of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, he is passionate about helping others. “I was restless to serve again,” he shares of why he has returned to AmeriCorps as a construction crew leader for Habitat Metro Denver.
This is Eric’s second year of AmeriCorps service, his first spent helping students from underserved schools. He’s excited to take on his new role as construction crew leader. “I am most looking forward to seeing the results of my labor and how my actions changed the lives of those we're serving for the better.”
Evan is looking forward to serving homeowners across metro Denver as a construction crew leader this year. He recently earned a degree in political science from Salisbury University and plans to continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree in public policy.
Lia is taking a gap year from college to complete her first year of AmeriCorps service with Habitat. She’ll be working as a construction crew leader and is excited to gain new skills. “But I'm also excited to explore Denver and the surrounding hiking trails,” she shares.
Rachael is joining Habitat as a construction crew leader this year. A 2020 graduate of the University of Denver, she is currently earning her master’s degree in nonprofit management at DU. “What I am looking forward to most is growing and developing my leadership skills in this position, and making a difference in the community I live in.”
Susanna’s looking forward to exploring Colorado and all it has to offer in her role as a construction crew leader with Habitat. She graduated college in 2020 with a degree in psychology.