On Veteran’s Day, we want to honor the veterans in CIS-SA who are dedicated to supporting students as AmeriCorps Members. Meet Melody, SSGT/Tactical Aircraft Maintainer/Crew Chief in the U.S. Air Force from 2004-2012. Melody has always had a passion for service, whether it is her country or our CIS-SA students. “I joined the military eager to serve my country and travel the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving with AmeriCorps and Communities In Schools,” Melody said. She has loved being able to support our families, especially during this time when COVID-19 is still prevalent in our community.  “I know every bit helps during this time – participating in mobile food pantries, helping out with school supplies, and lifting up our CIS families. [These] have been very meaningful experiences,” she said. Thank you, Melody, for your service to our country and to our CIS-SA students during difficult times.

To learn more about our AmeriCorps program, click here, or contact Sarah M. Kuntz for more information.