National Health Corps Florida Blog

"We opened the day with a simple but powerful demonstration. As our workshop leader explained that approximately 1 in 5 children have mental health conditions that have a severe impact on their everyday life"
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"aside from the myriad sights, sounds, and smells of Jax, perhaps the best community I have found is among my fellow AmeriCorps members who have been experiencing the ins and outs of the city in different capacities and can share them with me. Having the AmeriFam here to take in this new city brings great comfort and loads of fun."
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"Miguel looked at us with so much appreciation in his eyes and kept saying, “You ladies are my angels. Do you use your angel wings to fly home at night? I really can’t even begin to thank you enough for everything you are doing!”
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"I am very proud to have the experience to serve at a host site like Barnabas as their National Health Corps AmeriCorps member. This service experience truly motivates me even more to pursue medicine so I can better serve those that need it most."
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It’s the season of giving, and while Florida may be deciding not to participate in the traditional weather associated with this time of year, it feels just like the North Pole around here at the Sulzbacher Center.
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"Over the course of orientation, I learned a lot about my fellow National Health Corps members and the National Health Corps Florida Program. The team building activities we participated in gave us the opportunity to share things that we wouldn’t normally share with friends, let alone a group of strangers."
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This month, we were fortunate enough to have caught up with former National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member Gardenia Duran. She served during the 2014-2015 program year at the Way Free Medical Clinic. In the interview, she shared with us some the ups and downs of her service experience and gave some valuable advice to current and future AmeriCorps members.
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"Every time I travel to a school to visit their after school program, I see kids light up at being able to participate in fitness testing and activities; each smile is a reminder of how impactful that my service and the services of the Y are to so many people."
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