We are excited to take the month of February to highlight women making an impact in our community through the work they do in non-profit organizations. We asked these women to share one thing…why they are passionate about their work. We are inspired by their responses, and we know you will be, too! Today are thrilled to highlight our friend Tasha Booker who is dedicated to making a difference through the amazing work she does at City Year!
I am passionate about helping students reach their potential because ALL students, regardless of where they attend school are OUR students. I fondly remember my time as a public school student and the amount of support I received and continue to receive as a professional and I want to reach back and lift up. Our community, our city, our state and ultimately our nation will continue to need a strong pipeline of highly educated and civic engaged leaders and that will only be accomplished through providing equitable education opportunities for all students. I serve because there are young leaders waiting for someone to believe in them. I dare to believe in the power of young people.