2008 Alumni

IVEY TAYLOR

2008 Into the Fields Intern, SC Legal Services, Charleston, SC
Update from June 2013


I was an Into the Fields Intern at South Carolina Legal Services in 2008. In 2009, I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and International Studies (Latin American concentration).  After graduating, I worked 3 seasons as a Family Services Coordinator at East Coast Migrant Head Start.  At ECMHSP I worked with migrant families who had children in the 6 weeks old - Pre-K age range. In October 2012, I began working as a Migrant Recruiter/District Interpreter and Translator at Pender County Schools (my home county school system). 

SAF’s Into the Fields Internship was a wonderful opportunity for me. In addition to giving me direction in my career goals and helping me gain professional experience, SAF helped foster a passion for social justice that led me to continue to work with migrant farmworking families.


JACKIE FITZGERALD

2008 Into the Fields Intern, Henderson County Migrant Education, Hendersonville, NC
Update from June 2013

I was in the BEST SAF class--the class of 2008--where I was placed with the Henderson County Migrant Education Program. Following my summer with SAF I went on to AmeriCorps Project ACCESS, working with immigrant and refugee folks at a community center in Asheville, NC. I then continued as an AmeriCorps VISTA at another local community center, called Nuestro Centro, and have stayed involved as a volunteer ever since. I currently work as the Migrant Recruiter & Family Assistant at the Migrant Education Program of Buncombe County Schools, working with migrant farmworker children and youth ages 3-21. SAF expanded and deepened what social justice meant to me at the perfect time in my life. I am eternally grateful for the personal impact, connections, and lessons that came out of my SAF experience.