This week we bid a very fond farewell to two of our AmeriCorps*VISTA members who are completing their service on Friday. One of those VISTA members is Vanessa Schaefer, who has spent her year of service at Barclay Elementary/Middle School building mutually supportive connections with the Harwood, Abell, and Charles Village neighborhoods.
Recently we caught up with Vanessa to reflect on her year at GHCC.
You’re originally from Arizona—what brought you all the way out here to Baltimore?
|Vanessa carrying a scarecrow with Barclay students.|
Was VISTA your first choice coming out of college? What other options did you consider? How did your family feel about you moving across the country to do a year of service?
|L to R: Vanessa, new VISTA member Marc Francis,|
and Barclay Community School Director
Where are you headed after November? Are you planning on staying in Baltimore?