Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

The Corps Network has named Virginia AmeriCorps member Shanique (Shay) Wilson of the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps as one of the 2017 Corps Members of the Year! Shay is one of five members selected from more than 100 organizations representing 23,000 members. She joined AmeriCorps looking for a change of pace from her job at a restaurant. Little did she know how much this experience would change her life. An injury kept Shay from participating in all Corps activities, but rather than sitting back she made herself an unofficial public relations manager for her crew. She wrote blogs, took pictures and created videos. She later accepted an individual placement position with the Corps, making huge contribution’s to her park’s social media presence. Shay’s efforts earned her a full-time job as the park’s social media coordinator! Awardees will be recognized at The Corps Network 2017 National Conference, February 12-15, in Washington, DC. Congratulations Shay! More.

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