MHA Becomes an Americorps Site & Welcomes New Member!
The Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) is excited to announce we are now an Americorps site in partnership with the Tennessee Community Cares Association. Americorps offers thousands of opportunities to be the change you wish to see in the world. Over 75,000 Americans use their skills and experience to impact the community and become the solution to rising problems. Those who become Americorps members directly engage with their community and spark a difference in the lives of others. Many members who spark this difference, can be involved in focuses such as education by mentoring and teaching students; or may combat poverty through rebuilding communities, or challenging food insecurity and food desserts. Americorps not only provides an opportunity to make a difference, but provides a living allowance, professional skills and experience, and education awards. Americorps is open to Americans of all ages to serve, live, and experience being apart of a project that leads towards a greater good.
Raqhelle Millbrooks is the MHA's new Americorps member, and she will be directly impacting the Memphis community through community engagement efforts. Raqhelle is a recent summa cum laude graduate from the University of Memphis, with two degrees in International Business and Spanish. A Grand Rapids, MI native, she has a passion for traveling the world and exploring new places, people, and cultures. She loves teaching and inspiring others on exploring the world's wonders. In addition to her passion for traveling, she is involved as an Assistant Director for STS Enterprise, one of the top leadership development programs for high school students in Memphis. Her volunteer work also extends to fighting food insecurity and teaching English for Su Casa Ministries. In her free time, she loves to travel the world, go to brunch, try new restaurants, and dance. During quarantine she has been busy building her business Raqhtheworld, working on her travel blog, and teaching others the “how to of budget travel!”
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