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Deenie Espinoza

Pima Family Literacy, 1994

Deenie began her chapter with Pima Family Literacy in Arizona as a GED student, and then became their first AmeriCorps member in 1994. After one year as a member, she joined their staff and led advocacy efforts for Arizona adult education and family literacy programs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. In her current position as an Online Academic Advisor and Success Coach for The Learning House, she is mentoring and guiding students to help them reach their goals. “As an AmeriCorps member, I learned as much as I needed to know about servant leadership,” she says. “As an AmeriCorps alum, I carry that spirit of volunteering still with me today. I know I’m connecting with a community in a meaningful way when I’m planting trees, providing financial literacy coaching or working side by side with others in a neighborhood cleanup. No matter the call, those first 1700 hours taught me what a privilege it is to be in that united momentum of Getting Things Done!”

Online Academic Advisor and Success Coach for The Learning House
Louisville, KY
"I carry that spirit of volunteerism still with me today. I know I’m connecting with a community in a meaningful way when I’m planting trees, providing financial literacy coaching, or working side by side with others in a neighborhood cleanup."