Growing up in California, I had very little idea of what life is like on the East Coast. All I knew was that it snows in the winter and pizza tastes better. The day I browsed the AmeriCorps website for the first time, I read the description for NCCC and I immediately knew that it was exactly what I wanted to do. Just as the famous quote by Lao Tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,”
|Tomoyo and her Class 17 team take a break at Camp Vacamas in NJ|
As I lead my team this year, I am both anxious and hopeful for all of the challenges my Corps Members will face. It is not easy to move to a new state, live with a group of strangers, grocery shop to accommodate everyone’s unique eating habits, walk around in steel-toe boots and dig holes for six hours a day.
|Tomoyo leads her team in a team building exercise|