Meet Nikki, AmeriCorps member representing United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) at Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown. Nikki works as a Family Resource Center (FRC) Mentor and builds the monthly programming calendar and curriculum for the shelter. Shelter guests can take advantage of the FRC’s amenities during their stay which include computer access, classes, workshops, special events and more.
“Volunteering puts me in different environments and allows me to teach useful skills that our residents may not have access to otherwise,” Nikki shared. “I always wanted to volunteer for an organization that aligns with my personal values and Sixth Street Shelter is just that.”
AmeriCorps is a national service program administered by PennSERVE (Pennsylvania’s State Service Commission), enrolling individuals in national community service positions. AmeriCorps members represent the best of America, tirelessly serving people and communities across the country.
UWGLV is proud to have AmeriCorps members serve in various positions to gain professional experience. Members work closely with United Way staff and assignments are based in the UWGLV office, school districts and nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.