Hi everyone! My name’s Celeste Carpenter and I come to North Carolina from the grand state of Maine. Yes, it’s cold there, and no, I don’t miss the snow! I currently live in Carrboro with four other amazing JSC members. Together we enjoy watching The Office, playing badminton, working out (well, we don’t actually enjoy […]
Alum Spotlight: Alexi Paraschos
We will be inviting Johnson Service Corps alums to write about their experiences with and after their time with us. Alexi Paraschos, 09-10, shares his story below. __________________________________________________________________________ My name is Alexi Paraschos, and I am a soul singer/songwriter living in Philadelphia, PA. I was a member of the Johnson Service Corps from 2009-2010, directly […]
Our Partners at the East Durham Children’s Initiative
Each month, Johnson Service Corps will feature one of our Partner Organizations. For December, we are excited to share information about the East Durham Children’s Initiative. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The East Durham Children’s Initiative serves all children and families living in the EDCI Zone, a distressed, 120-block area in East Durham. Residents of the EDCI Zone face […]
Alum Creates New JSC Video
Debbie Vu, a Johnson Service Corps alum from the 2016-17, has created a new video about the program, highlighting what serving a year with JSC looks like. We are grateful to Debbie for her excellent work and are delighted to share this with you.
Our Partners at the Compass Center
Each month, Johnson Service Corps will feature one of our Partner Organizations. For November, we are excited to share information about the Compass Center for Women and Families provided by Development and Communications Coordinator Vivian Muzyk. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Compass Center for Women and Families is a nonprofit that helps individuals and families navigate their journey to safety, […]
Each month, a Johnson Service Corps Member will introduce themselves to you in their own words. For November, we invite you to meet Eli! __________________________________________________________________________________________ My name is Emmanuel Gemora (Eli for short). I moved here from Washington state and when I arrived for my year of service, it was my first time stepping foot […]
Looking Back: Learning a Whole Lot in Just One Month!
Editor’s note: Jahkazia wrote this reflection about her first month serving at Dress for Success, a non-profit that empowers women to become confident and self-sufficient by providing career services and interview attire. Being at Dress for Success so far has been the toughest but most rewarding parts of this year so far. While being at […]
Power in Togetherness
Collaboration keeps popping up in every area of my life right now, and what it keeps reminding me is that there is power in togetherness. Nowhere is that more apparent than in my work placement. I’m placed at Dress for Success, and there are so many moving pieces that interact in a day to create […]
Who Knew There Could Be So Much Collaboration?
Since arriving at the Johnson Service Corps collaboration has been a big factor in each of our lives. Everything that one person does affects the rest of the group. It is a powerful and great thing to be apart of. I have been on teams and have had close friends, but it does not compare […]