As we celebrate national service during Americorps Week, it's good to remember that serving one's community takes more than passion.
Patty Martinez. serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader at United Way Worldwide in Alexandria, Virginia. As a VISTA Leader, Patty helps United Ways across the U.S. recruit, train and support AmeriCorps VISTAs who are working to empower more individuals and families living in poverty to obtain employment and improve their financial education.
Born and raised in Costa Rica and moved to Southern California at the age of nine. Patty attended University of California-Irvine and majored in Criminology, Law and Society. Patty spent the last year (from August 2018-August 2019) as an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with United Way of Lake and Sumter in Leesburg, Florida. I managed the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and financial literacy programs. I’m excited to continue my service with United Way.