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Pepsi Team Captain Spotlight: Caitlyn Horose

May 5, 2010

As a thank you for their leadership and commitment to helping us win the Pepsi Refresh Project, we asked our Pepsi Team Captains a few questions… here’s who they are and what they said.  We love our alumni! (P.S. If YOU want to be profiled, sign up as a Pepsi Team Captain and recruit 5-10 people as everyday voters! I’ll follow up with captains soon for more of you to profile.)

Caitlyn Horose and Kate McCarty of our Maine Chapter sportin' some gear at an Obama Rally!

Name: Caitlyn Horose

AmeriCorps Program(s): AmeriCorps NCCC and AmeriCorps State with the Girl Scouts of Maine

Year(s): 2006-2007

City, State (if NCCC list your campus): Perry Point (NCCC) and Portland, Maine

1. How are you involved with AmeriCorps Alums?

I’m the Chapter Leader for Maine AmeriCorps Alums!

2. Describe your favorite thing about your term as an AmeriCorps member.

Serving with NCCC was one of the most influential experiences of my life. My favorite thing was finding friends who valued service and knew how to get things done.

3. How do you incorporate service into your daily life?

Aside from my work as Chapter Leader, I also volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor. I’ve found that working in the nonprofit sector is one way for me to make a difference, so I’ve taken jobs with a homeless shelter and at a local urban land trust. And, I’m finishing a degree in community planning and development at the Muskie School of Public Service to make sure I am well-prepared to be a civic leader.

4. What’s the best thing about AmeriCorps Alums?

The best thing about AmeriCorps Alums is connecting with people who share similar values and are committed to making an impact in our community through service. Plus, we can still complain about living on the AmeriCorps stipend.

5. If your chapter gets a grant because of the Pepsi Challenge, what would you want your chapter to do with it?

Our chapter is looking to expand its scope beyond the city of Portland to the entire state of Maine. We’d love to support satellite chapters and find ways to work with new leaders in other parts of the state to ensure that all AmeriCorps Alums in Maine can continue their commitment to service.

6. Anything else you’d like to share with us about being an AmeriCorps alum or why you chose to step up as a Team Captain?

I chose to step up as a team captain because I want to make sure our chapter of AmeriCorps Alums receives the support it needs to continue growing. And, I knew my friends, family, and fellow Alums would be more than happy to support us by voting.

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 8, 2010 9:30 pm

    Aww…thanks for featuring me! I love supporting AmeriCorps Alums….hope we win! Guess I better go sign up more friends to vote….

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