Fekadu Tekle is a RISE AmeriCorps Member serving with EMBARC in Des Moines.
Tekle is well-connected in multiple immigrant and refugee communities due to his previous work as an interpreter and as an employee specialist, which involved helping new immigrants in the Des Moines area search for jobs. He also worked with young adults in career development and degree evaluation programs. In this role, Tekle especially enjoyed meeting students and helping with their schooling.
Through RISE, Tekle’s goal is to build more professional communication skills.
“I genuinely believe that RISE AmeriCorps is a great place to grow up educationally and socially as well as to create an impressed interconnectedness with my community and the real world today. I have a hope to build a great connection among the community and RISE Members.”