SOH Stories: Spencer Jastrow

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Maisy the Mustang, school mascot at Midvale Elementary! (Actually it’s Spencer Jastrow, Tutor Coordinator at Midvale, who got to be Maisy for the last day of school graduation parade and high-five all of the second graders in school.) I’m very sad to report that we don’t have any photographic evidence of this event, but Spencer sounds pretty convincing … Continue reading SOH Stories: Spencer Jastrow

SOH Stories: Autumn Walker

In my opinion, one of the best parts of being on the Schools of Hope team is working with so many different people in a variety of different life stages. Although most AmeriCorps Members are on the younger side, the people who end up serving with SOH are of all different ages, come from all over the place, and bring many different life experiences along … Continue reading SOH Stories: Autumn Walker

SOH Stories: Alexis Dean

If you’ve heard of Schools of Hope, you’ve probably heard of Alexis Dean. As the SOH Tutor Coordinator at Mendota Community School, “Mr. Alexis” instantly became an irreplaceable member of the community and a champion of celebrating Black excellence in schools. He implemented uncharted strategies for connecting with his students as well as his personal creativity, uplifting personality, and musical talent to go above and … Continue reading SOH Stories: Alexis Dean