It’s AmeriCorps week (March 13-19th, 2022) and we are thrilled to thank the AmeriCorps members who step up + show up for our communities! Devin McCoy, Le’Niya Holloway, and Clarence Wilkerson – members of MCC’s 21-22 YouthBuild AmeriCorps team have been building homes in the Clarke Square, Amani and Muskego Way neighborhoods this year. Learn more about how they’re serving Milwaukee below.
Devin McCoy – MCC YouthBuild AmeriCorps ’21-22 Member
Why did you become an AmeriCorps member? I feel our community is bent out of shape, so I wanted to do my best to try and help put it together again.
Do you think serving your community is important? It shows folks out there that there’s a better way to live. Knowing that others less fortunate were helped by our service benefits everyone.
What is the most important tool for success in life? Honestly, I wanna say resilience and acceptance, and also unrelenting optimism. It’s important to understand your situations and to come to terms with the present, but being hopeful for tomorrow gives us the drive to succeed.
Le’Niya Holloway – MCC YouthBuild AmeriCorps ’21-22 Member
Why did you join AmeriCorps? I joined AmeriCorps because it was a way for me to pick up a trade skill and I loved the fact that they give back to the community and people that are less fortunate.
Do you think serving your community is important? I believe that supporting my community is extremely important. I believe that if you have a chance to help someone in your neighborhood then you should do so. All it takes is a small kind deed to keep the cycle going.
What is the most important tool for success in life?I believe that the most successful tool in life is having a plan and sticking to it. You could lose everything today, but as long as you have that dedication and a great work ethic, then you will always prosper.
Clarence Wilkerson – Second term member of MCC’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps
Why did you become an AmeriCorps member? I became an AmeriCorps member because I wanted to try something new and I wanted to help make our community better.
Do you think serving your community is important? I feel like serving my community is important because it lets people know somebody cares.
What is the most important tool for success in life? I feel determination is the most important tool for success because I feel like you can do whatever you put your mind to.