Below are the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps members serving with the GoodSkills Literacy Corps at Rappahannock Goodwill.
Johanna Fingerhut, Jennifer Clay, Steven Ray, Kimbra Staten, Donna Tocci, Francis Del Castillo Cordova, Zikima Valentin, Jordan Clark, Patricia Mitchell, Genise Hayden, Simone Ferguson, Shavon Ampey, and Susan Calhoun-Sousie are located at the Goodwill facility on Market Street. Their primary focus will be one-on-one tutoring to increase area residents’ reading, writing, math, and computer skills as well as helping them prepare for GED and employment-related examinations.
Kyle Close will be working with Rappahannock United Way, a Goodwill partner, on programs to recruit and train volunteers who will assist in increasing financial literacy and providing free financial counseling and regional tax preparation.
Amanda Tyler is supporting Culpepper area in Digital Literacy. She will assisting with programs which help adults with the academic and work force skills they need to successfully transition into college, careers, and responsible citizenship.
Rebecca Cox is supporting Colonial Beach area in Digital Literacy. Stationed at Cooper Library, she assists with programs which help adults with the academic and work force skills they need to successfully transition into college, careers, and responsible citizenship.
Genise Hayden and Francis Del Castillo Cordova are teacher’s aides in classes for English language learners run by Rappahannock Area Regional Adult Education, another Goodwill partner, at Spotsylvania Career and Technical School, Central Rappahannock Regional Library branches, and Gayle Middle School in Spotsylvania and Stafford counties and City of Fredericksburg. They will also be providing one-on-one tutoring and leading English conversation sessions and a citizenship study group.
Dominique Thomas and Shanna Boutchyard work through Goodwill to provide support for this team through supervising and providing the resources they need to ensure the best experience possible for our participants.