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Meet Athena

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

Image of person next to the heading "Voices of AmeriCorps Members" over the text 'Duluth Community School Collaborative hosts AmeriCorps members. Learn more about what they are doing this year.' Below that is the text 'Meet Athena Hatfield' and ''

My name is Athena Hatfield, and I have just started my year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Duluth Community School Collaborative. I recently graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, where I studied sociology and linguistics. I grew up in Minnesota and am really excited to stay within the state while moving to a new community to be here in Duluth! I am passionate about addressing barriers to education, which I believe is a foundation for positive social change. This requires supporting students in all aspects of their well-being, including access to basic needs, a supportive community, and programs designed to respond to their and their families’ stated needs. I will be supporting the Duluth Community School Collaborative through capacity-building, which means that, rather than directly working with students, I will be helping with volunteer needs, fundraising, and communications. I’m very much looking forward to the next year!

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