Alisha Beyer was raised with the credo that, “No matter what else you’re doing, a portion of your time should always be dedicated to helping others.” But it wasn’t until she began her year of service as a member of AmeriCorps that she realized the impact she could make.
“I just knew I wanted to help people, and I had to figure out the capacity in which I could do that,” Beyer says.
Today, she does just that through her work as a field claims representative for Farmers Insurance. It’s a career that descends directly from her year of service working to help communities struggling to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy in 2013.
In this episode of NationSwell’s 8-part mini documentary series on service years, learn about Employers of National Service, an initiative that connects AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other service year alumni with employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. More than five hundred employers are now a part of the program, which gives national service alumni additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace.
“AmeriCorps gave me a lot of training that’s very transferable,” Beyer says. “This is something I’ll be doing for the rest of my life.”
NationSwell asks you to join our partnership with Service Year Alliance. Watch the video above and learn more about how to support alums of national service. Together, we can lead a national movement to give young Americans the opportunity to help bridge the divides in our country.