AmeriCorps Member Spotlight
Anna Kane, Indy Reads WorkLiteracy Coach
Favorite memory so far as an Indy Reads AmeriCorps Member?
The time a student who spoke very little English used Google Translate to enthusiastically say, “I love you teachers! Thank you for class!” It warmed my heart for weeks, and made the work we do here seem truly impactful.
What is a quote you love or a mantra you live by?
A quote I love, “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” (from Lord of the Rings)
Last book you read?
“The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu” by Dan Jurafsky. An incredibly nerdy book that is absolutely delightful.
What type of potato chip would you be?
I think I would be a salt and vinegar chip: I am a classic flavor, that is still pretty unique. I am also great to bring along on road trips and picnics.
Why did you apply to be an Indy Reads AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coach?
When I first heard about it, I immediately knew this opportunity was a perfect fit for me. I am extremely passionate about language, and that passion can only be met by my passion for helping others reach their goals; Indy Reads was a perfect place to fulfill both these passions while serving a community I love.
The Gray Havens
What do you hope to do after life as an AmeriCorps member?
In the short term, I will be attending grad school for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and I hope to teach ESL in a K-12 school. Many years from now, I would love to do research into how bilingual children learn language.