I moved from California to Buffalo to start my first year of AmeriCorps service. I wanted a new experience and a new environment, and I got both in spades through my time in AmeriCorps. Not only was Buffalo completely different than in California in terms of weather (there are rumors that Buffalo can get chilly in the wintertime) but it was also different in terms of culture and demographics. I have met a lot of great people of many different backgrounds. I’ve also gotten some great experience in the non-profit sector that I can use in my professional life going forward.
Carlos' Face of Service joins over 100 individuals who have served under our Financial Opportunity focus area. In 2019, EDC served over 1,000 individuals who were in need of financial literacy support.