2015-08-12

Our 2015-2016 AmeriCorps members are getting ready for a powerful year of service! You've already heard about what they've been doing during Basic Training Academy, and already got a chance to meet our amazing Team Leaders, so now let's take some time to get to know the corps!

Now introducing... The '15-'16 City Year Columbia Sandhills Elementary School Team!

CLAYSIA


Full Name: Claysia Thomas
Hometown: Grand Bay, Dominica
College/School: Bethune Cookman University (undergrad); Saint Francis University (Graduate/Current)
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year because I believe that I can help students realize their full potential and also the rewards of obtaining and continuing education.
What you hope to do/be in the future: Healthcare professional working with non-profit organizations.
A fun/interesting fact: I would kill almost any bug with my hand.
Favorite PITW: #71 Share your thinking with others – if people know how you got to a conclusion they will have more confidence in following you there.


 
SHAWN


Full Name: Shawntranice Caraballo
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: Columbia College
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year because I wanted to continue to make a difference in children’s lives.
What you hope to do/be in the future: I’m still ironing out my future plans! J
Favorite PITW: #179 Become your message.
 


ANGELICA


Full Name: Angelica Moore
Hometown: Columbia, SC
College: Claflin University
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year to gain more experience in the classroom and to make a positive impact on my community.
A fun/interesting fact: I played violin for 7 years.
Favorite PITW: #32 Inject creativity into everything.
 


REGGIE


Full Name: Reginald Wayne Grimes II
Hometown: Lithonia, GA
College: Kentucky State
Why you joined City Year: To serve students and ensure that they are on track to graduate.
What you hope to do/be in the future: Lawyer
A fun/interesting fact: I own a fitness company.
Favorite PITW: #11 Nail the details! Every single one.
 


DRE


Full Name: D’Andre Lee-Smith
Hometown: Columbia, SC
High School: Graduated from Hammond School in 2015
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year because I had a life changing occurrence at the end of my senior year and decided to use City Year as an option to give me time to figure out what college I want to go to rather than rush into college, while building my character even more.
What you hope to do/be in the future: I hope to work as a bank teller because I’m very good with numbers and I have experience in that area.
A fun/interesting fact: I love bananas.
Favorite PITW: #49 Don’t forget to have fun.
 


JAYCEE


Full Name: Jaycee Holman II
Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
College: Claflin University
Why you joined City Year: I joined City Year because I wanted to give back to the school community.
What you hope to do/be in the future: I hope to be an elementary school math teacher in the future.
A fun/interesting fact: I like to read Redwall books.
Favorite PITW: #68 Find everyone’s strengths and work with them!
 


SARA


Full Name: Sara Bates
Hometown: Wading River, NY
Why you joined City Year: I have always been interested in service. City Year aligned with my personal values and beliefs and my desire to help children, and this was the perfect transition for me before jumping into a career!
What you hope to do/be in the future: I hope to continue my involvement with non-profits, and also stay in the field of education.
A fun/interesting fact: I played lacrosse in college.
Favorite PITW: #49 Don’t forget to have fun!

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