2005 Corpsmember of the Year: Jennifer Mack
Jennifer Mack came to American YouthWorks’ Environmental Corps in Austin via Vermont in the middle of major life decisions and changes. Nonetheless, it was immediately visible to her crew leader that Jennifer was motivated by personal growth, community service and learning. In overcoming her addictions, Jen constantly challenges herself and seeks new experiences and learning opportunities. She has cultivated relationships for AYW with local nonprofits and a national park. She has served as a Policy Council Representative, and has become her crew’s amateur botanist. After completing her term with E-Corps, Jennifer will attend Texas State University for a degree in Biology.
–“Thanks to AmeriCorps, specifically the Environmental Corps program, I now have a better idea of what aspects I want to include in my education… My term of service has given me the confidence and direction that I needed to go back to school.”
(written in 2005)