SaShay Butler is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a nonprofit organization in Charleston, South Carolina. She will be focusing on research, community outreach and burgeoning the Parent Engagement strand of the organization. She’s originally from rural Cross, South Carolina. In May 2015, she graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Child and Family Studies with concentrations in Political Science and Communication Studies. There, she gained valuable experience through service learning, internships and work experience with local and national nonprofits, child development centers and political offices. SaShay is passionate about social justice issues, youth development and the resiliency of minority, low-income youth. She utilizes her experience as a workshop facilitator and lover of spoken word poetry to create a space for teens to be the author of their future and spark change. Next Fall 2016, SaShay Butler will pursue her Masters of Social Work in Chicago, Illinois.
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