Nichole Lopez

Nichole Lopez.

I think I always kind of wanted to do something that could have a greater impact, and I’ve always been interested in community service and volunteer work. I didn’t really know about the AmeriCorps program until I was just kind of like thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ Then this just kind of popped up, and it was in my hometown. When I really saw what the program was and the kind of work that I could do, it really inspired me to just stick with it. It helped foster an understanding of community and how you can be a part of it. There’s a lot that can be done with that. After doing two years in AmeriCorps, I realized that I really did love this type of work. I wanted to know how I could expand that and learn more, which is what brought me to Craft3.

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