The Wolf Pack in Cobbs Creek Park

AlexLabant_7888Alex L. (Crew Leader)

Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Alex now calls South Philly home. He finds it exciting to work as crew leader for Wolf Pack, aiming to inspire his crew to work hard. Alex aims to solidify his team’s understanding of the importance of the work that PowerCorpsPHL is doing in Philadelphia. He is proud of his role with PowerCorpsPHL, especially given its distinct position as a brand new AmeriCorps program geared towards helping to “green” Philadelphia. He is excited to a part of a program that he believes is helping to raise the bar for every other city throughout the nation, as it is part of Philadelphia’s dedicated mission towards environmental sustainability.

DerekMoore_7968Derek M.

Age: 20
Recruitment Partner: PYN’s E3 Centers
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
One day a stranger congratulated him on having an honest job and leading a positive life

Derek is from Southwest Philadelphia and is very excited to be a founding PowerCorpsPHL  member because he is looking forward to setting the bar for all future corps members in the program. He wants to show that PowerCorpsPHL runs efficiently and that its members work as a family. Derek is focused on being the best he can be and is proud that he went back to school to get his GED.  He feels that being a part of PowerCorpsPHL is a step in truly improving himself. Upon completion of the program, Derek hopes to continue to develop his artistic skills, He wants to become the craziest lyrical artist anyone has ever heard.

KoranDobson_7948Koran D.

Age: 21
Recruitment Partner: Achieving Independence Center
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Taking part in the AmeriCorps launch that was held for AmeriCorps members serving in Greater Philadelphia

Koran is a West Philadelphia native who is proud of the changes he has made in his life. He is particularly happy that he has obtained his high school diploma and is making his mom proud of the work he is doing. Koran is excited that PowerCorpsPHL gives him the opportunity to meet people from all across the city and to learn more about his fellow cohort members. He aspires to continue to grow by expanding upon his studies and making positive life choices. After PowerCorpsPHL, Koran hopes to work for the city in order to make Philadelphia a better place to live.

RasheedClover_7928Rasheed C.

Age: 22
Recruitment Partner: YVRP
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Being a part of a larger movement to improve the city

Rasheed is from West Philadelphia and he is excited to work to make a difference in his community through his role with PowerCorpsPHL. He is looking forward to being part of a movement with others his age to make Philadelphia a better place. Rasheed is a hard worker and is always ready to lend a helpful hand. He aims to give provide motivation and positive energy to his co-workers. After graduating from the PowerCorpsPHL program, Rasheed hopes to become a real estate broker and open his own business.

RobertBass_7870Robert B.

Age: 24
Recruitment Partner: YVRP
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Knowing he is doing something positive with his life and making a difference in the lives of others

Robert hails from North Philadelphia and is looking forward to developing new skills through PowerCorpsPHL. He prides himself for his dedication to his work and to PowerCorpsPHL as well as for his ability to be a responsible person. Robert is excited to work alongside his fellow cohort members. He aims to use this opportunity to improve his life and hopes that the skills he develops here will be useful in the future.

 

CharlesStanley_7981Charles S.

Age: 21
Recruitment Partner: RISE
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
When he realized he was a truly a part of this program, after attending the AmeriCorps launch event in late September

Charles is from South Philadelphia and looks forward to developing relationships with new people through PowerCorpsPHL. He is excited to take part in this program and to accomplish goals he never before envisioned for himself. Charles is proud to be strong-willed and a skilled multitasker. On top of that, he also takes pride in his great social skills. Once he graduates from PowerCorpsPHL, Charles hopes to work for the city. He aspires to work to make Philadelphia a great place to live.

CalvinWilson_7938Calvin W.

Age: 18
Recruitment Partner: Achieving Independence Center
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Knowing that being a part of PowerCorpsPHL gives him the opportunity to help kids from different communities

Calvin hails from Southwest Philadelphia is proud to be a part of PowerCorpsPHL because he knows that the program is not only going to help him, but others as well. Being a member of the founding cohort is exciting, especially because of the potential opportunities that may exist in the future. He is proud of his family, the people in his life that support him, and himself. Calvin hopes to be able to continue making change for his community and to be able to support his family.

LeonWhetstone_7884Leon W.

Age: 24
Recruitment Partner: PYN’s E3 Centers
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Doing work in the community and in parks throughout the city, knowing there is a lot to be done

Leon is from South Philadelphia and is proud to be make history as part of the first class of corps members from PowerCorpsPHL. He is looking forward to setting the standard for future members who will come after him and keep the PowerCorpsPHL name alive and strong. Leon feels he has already benefited from his time working with PowerCorpsPHL in part because he has learned a lot more about nature and has developed a bigger interest in the subject. He hopes to one day start his own film production company and start a family.

AndreJohnson_7952Andre J.

Age: 22
Recruitment Partner: YVRP
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
When he was given the chance to interview with the Philadelphia Water Department and to have a chance to start a new path in life

Andre is from Southwest Philadelphia and is excited to take advantage of the life changing opportunities PowerCorpsPHL has to offer. He looks forward to this experience as an opportunity to venture off into the world and learn new things. He prides himself as a great motivational speaker, a team player and a great father.  In the future, he hopes to become a full time employee of the city and take care of his family.

Carl C.

Age: 22
Recruitment Partner: YouthBuild
Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
His experiences in which his fellow corps members have all proven to communicate very well with each other and shown how seriously they take the work they do

Carl is from South Philadelphia and is proud that everyone in PowerCorpsPHL comes together as a family to work for a good cause. Carl is excited to start helping and giving back to the community. It given him the opportunity to travel and see new things. He is proud to be a reliable and hard worker and aims to be encouraging to his co-workers. Carl dreams of being in the NBA – but if that doesn’t work out, he aspires to open his own business.

OsmondFofana_7992Osman F.

Proudest aspect of working with PowerCorpsPHL so far:
Making positive changes in the communities in which he serves

Osman is a self-motivated young man who prides himself in being ambitious and hard working.  PowerCorpsPHL is important to him because it is providing Osman an opportunity to become a better person by taking bigger steps in life.  In the future, Osman hopes to be enrolled in school full-time and to develop a clear sense of what he ultimately wants to accomplish in life.