Iveth Carrion is a RISE AmeriCorps member at IC Compassion in Iowa City. Originally from Ecuador, Iveth came to Iowa in 2007 with her two children.
The first years in United States were difficult, as she did not speak English and experienced a lot of discrimination. Iveth attended ESL classes, started setting goals, and found a better vision of which path to take. She decided to enroll in classes for Office Professional, Tax Pro, and CNA.
Iveth later established citizenship and then went back to school to pursue a career to Human Services. She joined RISE AmeriCorps to help the many families who are in need and who are in the same position that she was when shefirst came to the US.
Iveth says "This is a good opportunity to meet new people and get involved in more services in my community."