David Niyogushima is a RISE AmeriCorps Member serving a second term with Hoover Community School in Cedar Rapids.
David was born and raised in Burundi for 10 years before relocating to the U.S. with his family. He is currently enrolled in Kirkwood Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program. After Kirkwood, he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physical health from UNI.
During his RISE AmeriCorps service term, David is hoping to make a difference in lives of the community.
“I am interested in serving people in my community and connecting them to resources in the community they are not aware of. I remember the struggles my family faced when we arrived in America in 2010 and how difficult it was to adjust to a new environment because of the language barriers and lack of knowledge of the new environment.”