AmeriCorps gave LaBria Lane ‘wiggle room’ to hone skills and try new things

As a member of the Flint FoodCorps, Lane used the gardens as a way of fulfilling her charge to create “a healthy school, where every child is nourished and ready to learn.” She also found support for her work through the school’s community education program, operated by the Crim Fitness Foundation. Kerry Downs, then the community school director for Brownell-Holmes, was especially supportive of Lane’s efforts to help parents and neighborhood residents understand AmeriCorps and its mission in the school.

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