Drumroll please… Introducing new HON team members!

We’ve added some new staff and AmeriCorps members to the Hands On Nashville team over the past few months, and we’re excited to introduce you to them!

Adam Curtis is our new Urban Agriculture Coordinator. When he’s not creatively concocting local food combinations in his kitchen, Adam helps to run the Hands On Nashville Urban Farm. Adam recently obtained a degree in Sustainability from Lipscomb University and is full of knowledge about food security and agriculture. While urban homesteading and helping run the HON Urban Farm are keeping him very busy, he has hopes to one day run his own farm.

His children call him “Daddy,” his Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers call him “Peek,” and his students call him “Zulu,” but this newest HON team member is more familiar to us through his full name, Marc Anthony Peek. Marc Anthony, HON’s Service Learning Manager at TSU, connects TSU students to volunteerism. He loves all his names and says, “Who I am is best encapsulated in the West African proverb ‘I am, because we are.'” We are so excited to have him join our team!

Thanks to a new Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) grant opportunity, two additional AmeriCorps members have joined our awesome youth programming team. Emily Constantain joins us as the new YVC Engagement AmeriCorps member. She is originally from Minnesota and graduated in May from Gettysburg College with a degree in Environmental Studies. She loves travel and outside adventures (good thinking moving down south!). Most importantly, she is excited to engage more Nashville youth in service.

Audrey Jackson joins us as the YVC Outreach AmeriCorps member and is pumped about all of the youth opportunities this fall. She recently graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., with a degree in English Literature and has travelled to many far away places, including India. She loves learning about new cultures and meeting new people. She is playing an integral role in our new YVC rebranding process. Stay tuned for announcements about instagram and tumblr pages just for Nashville youth!

If you are a high school teacher, parent, or youth leader and would like more information about the Youth Volunteer Corps program or are interested in having someone from YVC speak to your group about youth service opportunities, please call (615) 298-1108 Ext. 416 or email audrey@hon.org.


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