Updated: Aug 6, 2019
Current Corpsmember of Limitless Vistas, Inc. Selected by The Corps Network as 2019 Corpsmember of the Year
Jasmine Poole to Receive One of Six Awards Granted Nationwide
New Orleans, LA (12/20/2018)— Jasmine Poole, a current Corpsmember of Limitless Vistas, Inc. will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2019 Corpsmember of the Year. The Corps Network presents the Corpsmember of the Year Award on an annual basis to six young adults chosen from among the 25,000+ individuals who serve in member organizations of The Corps Network every year. The Corpsmembers of the Year are young people who have
demonstrated personal growth, outstanding leadership skills, and a sincere commitment to national service. All winners of the Corpsmember of the Year Award are nominated by their Corps.
Ms. Jasmine Poole is from New Orleans and graduated from Warren Easton Charter High School in 2015. She has been a member of Limitless Vistas, Inc. since February 2017 and has served two terms as an AmeriCorps member and two terms as a GulfCorps crew member. As a Corpsmember, Ms. Poole is helping to protect local endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on the Northshore, rebuilding trails and boat launches at the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East, collecting water samples in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve – Barataria Preserve, as well as helping with numerous other community service projects. Her leadership skills have grown tremendously and her knowledge in environmental and conservation work continues to increase
through the programs offered at Limitless Vistas, Inc.
Limitless Vistas, Inc. is one of more than 130 member organizations of The Corps Network. Corps are local, state or national programs that provide young adults and recent veterans the opportunity to serve their community, advance their education and obtain in-demand skills. Serving in crews or individual positions, Corpsmembers spend up to a year performing meaningful projects that address conservation and infrastructure concerns, wildfires and natural disasters, outdoor recreation access, and a range of other issues. Corpsmembers gain work experience through building trails, conducting prescribed burns, managing habitats, helping disaster-stricken communities, and performing various other service-oriented tasks.
“All our member Corps and Corpsmembers make significant contributions to communities across the country,” said Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network. “With the Corpsmember of the Year Award, we have the opportunity to celebrate extraordinary individuals and programs from our network and shed light on the vast capabilities of Corps; our awardees are symbols of the impact of national service. The Corps Network is humbled to represent such inspiring people as Jasmine Poole and programs like Limitless Vistas, Inc.”
“We are incredibly proud of Ms. Jasmine Poole and her accomplishments,” said Sherry Callaway, Executive Director of Limitless Vistas, Inc. “She is a great example to young minority women and what they can accomplish when they step outside their comfort zones. Her boundless upbeat, can-do attitude is appreciated by her fellow Corpsmembers and helps encourage her crew to get the job done.”
The six Corpsmembers of the Year will be honored at a ceremony on February 13, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as part of The Corps Network’s 2019 National Conference, “Resilience.”
For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.corpsnetwork.org/conference/.
For more information about Limitless Vistas, Inc., please visit www.limitlessvistas.org.
ABOUT LOCAL CORPS
Limitless Vistas, Inc. is a New Orleans’ based non-profit, whose mission is to help young adults obtain the skills and knowledge to become gainfully employed in the environmental or conservation fields, build a hopeful future, develop civic pride, and establish life-long conservation skills and attitudes. Since 2006, Limitless Vistas, Inc. has trained more than 600 young adults and adults, providing them with industry-recognized certifications, and the skills and knowledge needed to begin careers as field technicians in the environmental, construction, conservation, or water-related professions. For more information about the programs offered by Limitless Vistas, Inc., visit our website at www.limitlessvistas.org.
ABOUT THE CORPS NETWORK
The Corps Network provides leadership and support to over 130 of America’s Service and Conservation Corps. Through advocacy and providing Corps access to funding opportunities and expert guidance, The Corps Network annually enables over 25,000 Corpsmembers to strengthen communities, improve the environment and transform their lives through service. To learn more about The Corps Network, please visit www.corpsnetwork.org.
Article written by Kayla Jones- Marketing Specialist, LVI