Through Arlington Works! Edu-Futuro is proud to have three talented and dedicated AmeriCorps members serving with our organization in 2012-13:
AmeriCorps Spanish & Culture Instructor
Carla grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is no stranger to Spanish language or Latino culture. After moving back to the United States for college, she developed a passion for social justice, the environment and service while volunteering in various countries throughout Latin America. She recently graduated from Villanova University with a BA in Communication & Public Relations and minors in Environmental Studies and Peace & Justice Studies. Carla is very excited to join the Arlington Works! AmeriCorps program as a Spanish & Culture Instructor and hopes to empower the Latin American community through her service as an AmeriCorps member at Edu-Futuro.
AmeriCorps Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator
Isela Melendez-Carpio is originally from El Salvador. She’s lived in Arlington since she was 6 years old. She recently graduated from the University of Richmond, where she minored in Political Science. She serves the Emerging Leaders Program with Edu-Futuro, a program designed to support middle and high school students through the college process and maximize their leadership skills and abilities. She hopes to continue her passion for bettering the Latino and immigrant community in Arlington through her personal experiences and service.
AmeriCorps Parent & ESOL Instructor
John Waas was born on the south side of Chicago and moved to the suburbs at the age of eight. He developed a passion for Spanish language and Latin American culture while volunteering as and ESL teacher and for an Immigrant Rights organization. John graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Spanish Language and Latin American and Latino Culture in 2012. He has studied in Guanajuato, Mexico and Salvador, Brazil. John is passionate about Spanish linguistics, TESOL, and Immigrant rights. He hopes to further explore these interests while working as an AmeriCorps member with Edu-Futuro.
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