We are so excited to welcome back AmeriCorps service member Alan Clinton as a construction Crew Leader! AmeriCorps members volunteer 10 1/2 months to providing public service work that help meet the critical needs in the community. Alan is currently working towards completing his Master’s degree in Human Geography & Geopolitics at Lund University, Sweden. He began volunteer service during high school and soon found that those efforts related to building and conservation were the most rewarding. When he arrived in West Lafayette, IN, for his bachelor’s degree six years ago, he was very fortunate to find a very dynamic and ambitious team involved in the Purdue Habitat for Humanity Chapter. Alan was quickly convinced that he could make a meaningful contribution to this effort. Reflecting on his volunteer service, Alan noted, “The program clearly has an immense impact on people’s lives, not only for the prospective homeowner, but most critically, for all those who participate. Although we are each learning construction skills, the effort helps each individual gain ‘life skills’ related to teamwork and leadership.” During his four years in West Lafayette as an active member of the Purdue chapter, Alan held three officer positions: Construction Chair, VP of Operations, and Chapter President. He looks forward to beginning his second AmeriCorps service year with Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, and we couldn’t be happier to have him return.