|Career Partner Spotlight: Moriah Washington and Peace Corps|
Moriah Washington '06 • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Costa Rica 2007-2009)
Moriah Washington, a self-described army brat from South
Carolina, found service with City Year was the right way to start her life
after graduating from Berea College. The
sociology major had spent time studying abroad in Ghana and Nicaragua, and was
eager to begin the career of service she started overseas after completing school. While considering her post graduate service
options, Moriah found herself drawn to City Year in New Hampshire where she
served as first year Team Leader. Moriah credits her time spent in New Hampshire
with allowing her to build her leadership skills and a confidence in her
passion for service and youth.
In her role as first year Team Leader in New Hampshire, Moriah helped to implement both in-school and after school programming including in-class support, mentoring, game nights, and family events for students in fifth through eighth grade. She cites direct involvement with school district administrators, teachers, members of the community, and her fellow corps members’ hard work with the success of her year of service. Moriah says she enjoyed the responsibilities of organizing her team to achieve the mission of City Year New Hampshire, and her experiences taught her how to effectively manage other adults, to coach her peers, and how to solve problems creatively.
Moriah then went on to work in a high school as student life
coordinating, while volunteering as a guardian ad litem child advocate.
Moriah most recently served as a Teaching Fellow with
Citizen Schools in Houston, Texas, a non-profit organization which seeks to
expand the time spent on learning in middle schools across the country,. Her
advice to current City Year Corps Members is to take a chance, to live in the
moment, and take time to invest in the relationships they form while serving
with City Year. Moriah currently serves
as a Program Manager at two middle schools in East Harlem with City Year New
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