Jucyama (Jules) Reed is a RefugeeRISE Americorps member at IC Compassion in Iowa City, where she serves as an Education and Volunteer Liaison. Jules started as a volunteer ESL/ELL instructor with the nonprofit organization.
As a volunteer Jules was greatly impacted by the students she taught. This positive experience inspired her to become even more involved in the community.
"In my role as Education and Volunteer Liaison, I have continued to expand my horizons, improved my strategic thinking as an educator working with limited resources, and made beautiful connections within our community.
Through language education, my goal is to ease the process of our clients' regaining agency over their own lives as they seek inclusion in their new communities. "