Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - August 2015: Taylor Pahl, Peckham

Taylor Pahl is currently in her first year as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Economic Opportunity Coaching program at Peckham, Inc. in Lansing. The Economic Opportunity Coaching (EOC) program utilizes AmeriCorps members to provide coaching and support to low-income individuals in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Calhoun counties.

As an AmeriCorps member, Taylor provides financial literacy and employability skills coaching to individuals with significant disabilities, refugees, and low-income clients. She also provides critical services to clients that have been unemployed or underemployed for a significant period of time. Taylor’s service helps these individuals learn how to manage their income so they may become more economically self-sufficient.

“Taylor consistently goes above and beyond to help clients achieve their financial and employment-related goals,” stated EOC program director Michelle Mathis. “Her upbeat and compassionate personality allows her to connect with the clients in a meaningful and positive manner that establishes trust – which is not always easy to do when discussing finances! Taylor is an absolute pleasure to have on the AmeriCorps team and the whole Peckham family is appreciative of her service.”

For more information about the Economic Opportunity Coaching program, please contact program director James Madaski at jmadaski@peckham.org. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.