"I joined AmeriCorps because the position matches my education, skills and background. It is an opportunity to share my gift with the community and do my pat to help fulfill some of the promises of "Every Child, Every Promise". I returned for my second year with AmeriCorps because I'm hooked. I love kids and I really believe in the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. It may sound cliché but serving in AmeriCorps is challenging and rewarding. The experience expands my comfort zone and builds my confidence while I support classroom teachers and make a positive difference in the lives of children. It is truly a win-win!"