What It's Like

Jonathan's Story: "...she smiles and waves, and I think to myself, 'They grow up so fast.'"

Jonathan Moy served as a TechMission Corps Member at the Pui Tak Center in Chicago, Illinois

TechMission Corps was the AmeriCorps-funded precursor to City Vision Internships

Shasta's Story: "...working with urban youth is not only my calling but my passion as well."

Shasta ColeShasta Cole served as a TechMission Corps Member at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago, Illinois

TechMission Corps was the AmeriCorps-funded precursor to City Vision Internships

Crystal's Story: Community Career Day at Denver Rescue Mission

Crystal SpencerCrystal Spencer served as a TechMission Corps Member at Denver Rescue Mission in Denver, Colorado

TechMission Corps was the AmeriCorps-funded precursor to City Vision Internships

Rakiesha's Story: "When I heard about Americorps, I saw an opportunity for change."

Rakiesha ChaseRakiesha Chase served as a TechMission Corps Member at TechMission Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts

TechMission Corps was the AmeriCorps-funded precursor to City Vision Internships

While I’m sure that my efforts on UrbanMinistry.org and other TechMission sites have affected many peoples’ ministries, my life-changing story is definitely something that has affected my life.

Laura's Story: "...learning about yourself, good or bad, is never easy."

Laura CoonrodLaura Coonrod served as a TechMission Corps Member at Circle Urban Ministries in Chicago, Illinois

TechMission Corps was the AmeriCorps-funded precursor to City Vision Internships

Francisco's Story

I was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Community was a very important value in that life there. When I was seven, my mother, sister, aunts and uncles came to live in New York City. I learned English fairly easy and was student of the month every month. When I was 11 we moved to Lynn, MA for an easier life. Lynn was anything but that.

Emma's Story

One life changing experience I had as an AmeriCorps member came one day as I was hanging out in the art classroom after school. I was working on an i-Movie project for the art students and talking to some of the kids who came to hang out. Around 4 PM, one of the students who was in the gallery space came over and said he had something to show me. He led me into the gallery space and I was greeted by a group of 4-5 male students who were gathered together in a circle. Their faces were somber, two of them still had tears in their eyes.