EDCI welcomes two Johnson Service Corps members to our team! In their roles as Program Implementation and Community Engagement (PICE) Assistants, Isabel Watkins and Daniela (Dani) Rangel will be helping to plan and implement EDCI out-of-school programs for youth, such as STEAM Saturdays.
Isabel is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where she studied International and Comparative Politics and French at the University of Kentucky. Isabel is passionate about human rights and social justice-related issues. Isabel’s hope is “to one-day work in an international NGO focused on human rights” and adds that “my experience at EDCI will, no doubt, enhance my knowledge of how nonprofit organizations function and influence their communities locally.”
Dani was born in Havana, Cuba, grew up in Miami, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Dani says that she “recognizes the immense need for professionals who speak both languages in this community, which is a function of my personal desire to give back to the Latinx community.” Daniela hopes to work at a nonprofit organization after her yearlong placement at EDCI.
For the last four years, EDCI has partnered with the Johnson Service Corps to bring individuals to EDCI for one year of service and learning. Johnson Service Corps is a community of young adults ages 21-28 dedicated to service and social justice. Members live together for one year to engage in social justice, intentional community living, servant leadership training, and spiritual formation.