Meet our new AmeriCorps!

Highland Street americorps ambassador or mentoring: Claire Takhar

I am excited to get to know the students and volunteers—the people that make our program work! Each volunteer that I’ve spoken to has had fascinating perspectives and experiences. I look forward to learning more about the nonprofit world and the impactful work that is being done for the community.

In August, Claire Takhar joined Enroot as the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring.

Claire's role:  Claire will build Enroot's capacity to serve students by helping to recruit and support volunteer mentors. She will work most closely with students in the Mentorship Cohort. 

Previously:  Claire spent two years as an EFL Teacher in the Republic of Georgia, Vietnam, and Korea. Claire also did a year of AmeriCorps service with City Year Detroit. 

When asked, "What's the best flavor of ice cream?" Claire responded: 

The best flavor of ice cream, undoubtedly, is Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked. Not content to merely offer ice cream, Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked does more. It combines the classic, unbeatable appeal of chocolate and vanilla ice cream with velvety fudge brownie bits -- throwing in thick gobs of cookie dough because it's just crazy enough to work. It's three desserts in one: ice cream, brownies, and cookie dough. No other ice cream flavor works harder to deliver the most out of every heavenly bite.


americorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow: Georgia Lederman

I am excited to get to know our amazing students, and to develop my understanding of effective ELL programs. I am also excited to learn from Enroot’s exceptional staff and volunteers about their experiences with and insights into education systems, nonprofits, cross-cultural communication and positive youth development!

Georgia Lederman joined the Enroot team in August as a Massachusetts Promise Fellow. 

Georgia's Role:  Georgia recruits, supports and trains volunteers, and assists in curriculum development and implementation. She will work most closely with students in the Leadership Cohort. 

Previously: Georgia spent the summer interning at the International Rescue Committee in New York, where she worked closely with refugee youth at the Refugee Summer Youth Academy.

When asked, "What's the best flavor of ice cream?", Georgia responded:

To be perfectly honest, I am more of a cookie, pie or pastry type of person. If I had to choose, I would say Heath Bar Crunch or anything with rainbow sprinkles.