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FIRST VISTA China Genwright, Recognized by Director of AmeriCorps VISTA

On June 24, 2016, FIRST VISTA China Genwright was recognized for her outstanding work as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Delaware and the District of Columbia over the past two years during the third annual FedServe Inter-Agency STEM Volunteer Fair at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Whitten Building. The fair was convened by the Corporation for National and Community Service, in partnership with other federal agencies, to connect the federal workforce to STEM service opportunities in the greater Washington, D.C. region.FIRST VISTA China Genwright

During his remarks, Max Finberg, director of AmeriCorps VISTA at the Corporation for National and Community Service, recognized FIRST as a critical partner and China’s work as a VISTA in addressing participation gaps of women and minorities in STEM fields. He also identified China as a role model to other college graduates who choose AmeriCorps VISTA after completing their degrees to give back to their communities.

China has been with FIRST two years as a robotics summer camp instructor, Mentor, and Coach of FIRST LEGO League teams. She also works closely with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, which hosts a Best Buy Teen Tech Center. In her spare time, she also likes to volunteer at various FIRST events for FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge.

China Genwright, FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA – Washington, D.C. is pictured with Marcus A. Brownrigg, director, Program Impact and Operations, AmeriCorps VISTA and Max Finberg, director, AmeriCorps VISTA.

 

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