AmeriCorps Week: This Town Runs on the Northwest Service Academy

In honor of AmeriCorps Week, I’m interviewing people who are current or former AmeriCorps members, to talk with them Sara Lozitoabout their service, and its impact on their communities and their careers. This interview is with Sara Lozito, our podcast intern who’s currently serving with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA).

Where do you serve?

I currently serve as an Individual Placement Team Leader at the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA) in Portland, OR. From 2007-2008 I served at Ecotrust also in Portland.

What were you doing before you joined AmeriCorps?

I was: helping to build the Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center at, running a before-school program at a Portland elementary school, and teaching in an after-school program at a Portland middle school.

Why did you join AmeriCorps? What did you hope to accomplish?

I hoped to help organizations build better programs and to accomplish those goals that could Continue reading