AmeriCorps Alum: Jacqueline Orellana (Prince George’s)
Jacqueline Orellana was born and raised in Washington D.C. She is a proud Salvadoran American. Jacqueline is a former student of William Wirt Middle School. She is a PGCPS alum who graduated from Bladensburg High School. She has been working at the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC)/ Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) for the past six years. Jacqueline served as an AmeriCorps member for two years as a full-time and part-time member. She provided in-school and after-school assistance to middle school students at Buck Lodge and William Wirt Middle School. She served as the Career Specialist with the Youth CareerConnect Program at Bladensburg High School providing 99 students with Job Readiness Training. She also became the case manager for Community Schools. She continues to support the community by coordinating food banks and volunteering with English classes. Jacqueline wants to be a role model to the youth and make a difference in the community. Currently, she is the Wellness AmeriCorps Program Manager. She is coordinating the AmeriCorps program and overseeing the HIV & Food & Security Programs in the community she was raised in.