Ruth Mawi is a RISE AmeriCorps member serving at EMBARC Des Moines.
Born and raised in Burma, Ruth has since come to the United States and received her diploma from Urbandale High School and is currently attending DMACC pursuing an associates degree.
Ruth is interested in helping immigrants and refugees because she is aware of the difficulties they face. Ruth has previous volunteer experience with Clive Community Services, where she translated for many Burmese families. She hopes that supporting them through interpretation will help combat the difficulty of speaking up.
“I can support them. It’s the least I can do to help my community.”
In her free time, Ruth loves to play volleyball and sing.