Madelyn is serving as the VISTA Leader for the Love Your Block program, providing support and technical assistance to national service members in ten participating cities. Using newsletters, webinar trainings, and social media, she facilitates new connections being made between VISTA members in an effort to bond each person to their cohort and their specific project.
Prior to joining Cities of Service, Madelyn served in Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). During her time in the program, she partnered with a handful of nonprofit and government agencies to restore trails and provide community outreach in California, Idaho, and Montana. Madelyn also had the opportunity to serve on the Disaster Response Team in Bennettsville, SC where she conducted wellness checks and mucked and gutted homes that had been damaged by Hurricane Florence.
Madelyn holds a bachelor degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in sex education from Hendrix College. Madelyn is originally from Atlanta, GA; she currently resides in Brooklyn.