LET’S GO is pleased to announce that two new AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) joined our team full-time in September 2019 for a year of service. VISTAs are placed at nonprofits nationwide and work towards eradicating poverty through capacity-building within the organization.
Ogeyi Akuma-Ukpo earned her first degree in Mass Communication from RS University of Science and Technology in Rivers, Nigeria. She then completed her diploma in Medical Assisting from All State Career School in Baltimore, MD and later her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from University of Maryland University College. She eagerly serves her community to “connect with people from various backgrounds” as the Baltimore VISTA. Assuming the title of the Baltimore STEM Scholar Program Coordinator, Ogeyi is building the capacity of LET’S GO by developing resources, establishing partnerships and creating systems that support improvement and expansion of STEM learning experiences for LET’S GO STEM Scholars.
Meanwhile, Jackson Malkus serves as the National Capital VISTA. Having completed his bachelor of arts in Philosophy with a minor in English from Salisbury University in Maryland, Jackson works with AmeriCorps as the VISTA Transition Coach, building the infrastructure necessary to support LET’S GO Students as they transition from middle to high school. Jackson is an experienced youth mentor and instructor who is assisting youth from under-resourced communities in MD and DC ensuring they have equitable access to high-quality STEM learning experiences and opportunities.