Jakita Allen serves as the Tulane VISTA Leader, helping to recruit, coordinate and support the 18 Tulane VISTA’s at their various Community Partner sites around New Orleans. Before coming to CPS, Jakita served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader at Orlando City Hall supporting the amazing team of VISTAs coordinating Mayor Buddy Dyer's Cities of Service Initiative: Orlando Cares. As a military brat, Jakita moved around quite a bit, including attending five high schools! As an adult she has had her share of exciting adventures, and has seen all but two states in the union: Alaska and North Dakota. This includes a year in NCCC (Class XIII) exploring the West; a year as a VISTA at the Adult Literacy League, in Orlando; and subsequently working as a literacy instructor teaching adults how to read, or how to speak English. She will be working at CPS during her fourth year of national service, and is very excited to leverage her wealth of knowledge and experience for the success of the team.
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