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Republican Eagle: Graduate returns to MSC Southeast as basic needs outreach specialist

She will work through a Volunteers in Service to America grant program

Newsroom, February 1, 2021

When she was a student at Minnesota State College Southeast, Akilah Childs made a major impact, serving on Student Senate, working as a peer tutor, planning campus-wide events, and helping Student Services with recruiting and admissions. Now she is returning to the college as a basic needs outreach specialist through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

"A lot of people at Southeast were very supportive of my success and helping me find my way. I made really strong connections with my teachers, my advisers, and people in student affairs," Childs said. "I think I found myself here. It's very fulfilling and it makes me feel good to know that I made an impact."

She will provide service on both the Red Wing and Winona campuses, developing new relationships within the communities to help college students in need, focusing on expanding and organizing the college's food pantries.

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