United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) introduces the newest cohort of AmeriCorps members.
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.
Ceilia Goldberg will be serving at SELF! LV as the Women’s Reentry Program Coordinator VISTA. She joined the UWGLV VISTA Program to make a positive impact on the community. She is excited to implement and engage in the reentry program with her host site. Her program benefits women in need and the diverse communities of the Lehigh Valley. Ceilia is a mom of six beautiful children, and she is part of the LGBTQ+ community and passionate to give back in every way she can.
Maria Rubio will be serving as the Community Resource Navigator at Casa Guadalupe. She joined the UWGLV AmeriCorps Program because she would like the opportunity to work with older adults and get them connected to resources. She will be able to support people in need and help them navigate programs and services. Maria is always willing to help and assist others with anything she possibly can.
Ivannia Diaz will be serving as the Community Resource Navigator at the Hispanic Center. She joined the UWGLV AmeriCorps Program because she knows the importance of giving back to the community and how each person can make an impact. She is excited to work with the older adult population in the community and learn from the wisdom they share. Ivannia loves Halloween and starts decorating in September and leaves them up until Thanksgiving.
Aleighya Saunders will be serving at the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley as the Nonprofit Technical Assistance VISTA. She joined the UWGLV AmeriCorps VISTA Program because she wants to do work on a national scale and looking forward to having her skills and knowledge amplified as she gains an impactful learning experience. She is excited to live in the Lehigh Valley and give back to the community. Aleighya was part of creating the youth conference in Brooklyn where she worked with youth to empower them to be advocates for the community.
Tracy Days will be serving as the Community Resource Navigator at Paxinosa Elementary School. She joined the UWGLV AmeriCorps Program able to learn and build relationships in the community. She is excited to see an improvement in attendance at her school. Tracy is a mom of five children and her oldest just started college and the youngest just started kindergarten.