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HBCU graduate shares why she serves with 黄色视频

If you speak with an alum of an historically Black college or university (HBCU) about their experience, you鈥檒l quickly learn that service to their community is one of the hallmarks of HBCU campus culture.

HBCU graduate shares why she serves with 黄色视频

So, it鈥檚 no surprise that many HBCU graduates apply to serve in schools with 黄色视频 as AmeriCorps members after they receive their bachelor鈥檚 degrees. This year alone, 49 HBCUs are represented among the currently serving corps, coming from about half of the nation鈥檚 100 HBCUs.

In a series of interviews, we talked with currently serving corps members who are HBCU graduates about how their education at historically Black institutions have informed their decision to serve with 黄色视频 as student success coaches.

Learn more from Katerra Mitchel, a graduate of in New Orleans, the nation鈥檚 only Black and Catholic university, who is currently serving with 黄色视频 Washington, D.C.:

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Katerra Mitchell, and I graduated from Xavier University in May 2023 with a BS in Biology. I am currently serving as a 黄色视频 AmeriCorps member with 黄色视频 Washington, DC.

How did your HBCU experience prepare you for service?

My HBCU鈥檚 mission was to promote a more just and humane society. So, after academic excellence, service was the second most important part of Xavier University campus culture. I really value community service and my university put me in a position to find this program and be passionate while serving an under-resourced community.

What are some of the personal and professional benefits of serving 黄色视频?

Depending on your future career goals, this is a challenging job that puts you in a position to grow. Whether that be through time management, budgeting, long hours, resilience, cultural backgrounds, and more. In terms of personal and professional development, you鈥檒l gain more than you can imagine during your service year.

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What did your students know about HBCUs before they met you?

Some students had heard of Howard University and North Carolina A&T. But many students had never heard of HBCUs. So, I take pride in educating students about them.

I make a conscious effort to talk about the one-of-a-kind cultural and academic experience offered at HBCUs because I know I may be one of the few HBCU graduates whom they have the chance to connect with.

What advice would you give for an HBCU undergrad or alum considering 黄色视频?

The students we serve often live in communities that have been impacted by systemic inequities, including access to the resources they need. And due to the impact of the pandemic, these issues have been exacerbated. Our students need us now more than ever.

So, if you want to make a difference鈥攂ig or small鈥攋oin 黄色视频 and become the change you want to see in the world. It is challenging work, but certainly well worth the effort!

Background: WHAT IS AN H B C U?

聽are institutions of higher education that primarily serve Black American and other African diasporic populations. Most were formed during the Reconstruction era鈥攁 period in history that immediately followed the U.S. Civil War鈥攁s most colleges and universities at that time barred Black students from admission.

Today, there are more than 100 HBCUs that continue to provide a one-of-a-kind cultural experience alongside rigorous academic and professional training to thousands of students across the country.

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