“Stephanie Sierra started at Trinity River Mission as an intern in Spring 2016. During her field placement, she served a very influential role in the creation of a logo for our Girls on a Mission program and provided marketing materials for various events. Upon finishing her internship, Stephanie applied to be a summer AmeriCorps member and served with the Believe and Achieve program. As a summer member, Stephanie stepped up to the plate and managed the College and Career curriculum for our middle and high school students. Currently, she is serving her second term as an AmeriCorps member. Just one month into programming and Stephanie is already creating another logo for the P.A.L.S program for boys, developing marketing materials for events, and co-advising seniors. We are excited to see what the rest of the year holds for this proud, UNT Dallas Alumna!”

-Deisy Martinez, Outreach Manager Trinity River Mission

 

“I came to the Volunteer Fair last year seeking a bilingual intern. I work as a community liaison at Cary Middle School for Dallas ISD and wear multiple hats in this role primarily working with parents, community members, volunteers and donors for the school. In all my years in this role and all of the community partnerships I have made, I have never been so blown away as I was by this event and the result of it: my intern Gabby. I work with many colleges but none have ever invited me into such a mutually benefiting relationship.

Gabby was such an asset to me that I have felt such a void since her absence. I so enjoyed teaching her the ins and outs of a community liaison but especially how to apply the skills used in my job towards any career she chooses in the future. She learned people skills, empathy, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, event planning, raising support from donors, and many other things she can use not only in the realm of education, but with any non-profit or community services job. She was respectful, professional and always eager to help. She would go above and beyond the tasks at hand and was always one step ahead of me. Gabby would email me from home doing things I never asked of her but thinking proactively as to how she could benefit our school.”

-Tessa Alexander, Community Liaison Cary Middle School, Dallas ISD