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Member Spotlight: Jamie Pickup | New Bedford, Massachusetts

WHERE DO YOU SERVE?

I proudly serve in New Bedford at Our Sisters' School, a tuition-free independent school for girls, in grades 5 to 8, from low-income families.

WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING FROM YOUR YEAR OF SERVICE?

At Our Sisters’ School, our lead teachers are incredible. They have a passion for education that extends beyond the classroom and into our community. I have felt strongly supported and guided by every member of our school, receiving continuous professional development.

WHY DO YOU SERVE?

I started with AmeriCorps for the opportunity to explore a new career path that I otherwise would not have had access to. It was important that I was able to utilize my strengths to help others while crafting a plan for my future. I now serve in order to be the role model my students need, to inspire them to give back, and support them as they lead the way into our future.

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I have a “make it work” attitude and often try to create what I need out of what I have.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION FOR YOUR SERVICE?

Our Sisters' School’s mission is to educate and inspire middle school girls from the Greater New Bedford area to reach their full potential in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. Evidence supports the fact that when you educate a girl, you educate the next generation. We are doing just that!