Americorps PSO in Oakbrook, IL
Life as an Americorps member begins with a 4 day training at a Pre-Service Orientation (PSO). I personally had a great time learning about what it means to serve America through this national service and exploring deep concepts and issues that all Americorps VISTA members will work to aid. Over 160 new Americorps members were at this PSO, but the 30 or so members in the "Black" group really inspired me through our discussions. To be surrounded by idealistic and capable people is inspiring and has instilled a confidence within myself to be the best VISTA I can be.