Jessica wasn’t ready for her time with Habitat for Humanity to end after holding the keys to the house she helped build, so she took the opportunity to continue her Habitat journey through an AmeriCorps VISTA position.
With a focus on lifting up and bringing lasting change to communities, Habitat works with local partners to implement solutions as unique as the neighborhoods themselves. Take a closer look at efforts underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Muncie, Indiana — and two residents who have made the cause their own.
As a member of the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps class, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity construction crew leader Dean Williams spends most of his days building. Volunteering has largely been the story of his life — traveling the globe to make use of the random and sometimes eccentric experiences, talents and skills he’s gathered to serve others.
All Habitat kitchens in the U.S. and Canada for the past 20 years have been outfitted with a Whirlpool refrigerator and range thanks to the Whirlpool Corporation. It was in her mother’s kitchen, on those appliances, where Chef Ro taught herself basics of cooking and changed the trajectory of her life.