The S-Files

In this episode of The S-Files, we are exploring the service done by AmeriCorps member Bethany Mallek, who served over the last year with Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) AmeriCorps Community Corps at the Portage County Literacy Council. Bethany describes her service teaching classes for adult English language learners and U.S. Cultural Orientation classes for refugees that are living in the Stevens Point area. She discusses several aspects of planning and leading each of these classes, including how she has worked to adapt the lessons to fit the experiences of the participants. Listen to learn about how Bethany has forged participant connections and a supportive environment in these classes, which she is excited to continue to lead as she begins her second AmeriCorps term this fall.

What is The S-Files?

Welcome to The S-Files, which is sponsored by Serve Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s National and Community Service Board. The S-Files is your look into the impacts and stories of AmeriCorps members and volunteers serving throughout the State of Wisconsin. Each episode, we will be digging into their Service Stories, or S-Files, to learn about the people and programs whose service is meeting critical needs across Wisconsin and enriching the lives of the people and communities they serve.