Community Heroes: What A Year As An AmeriCorps VISTA Member Taught Me About Community Development

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About the author

Edward Patrick Akinyemi

Edward is a former AmeriCorps VISTA member and a current nonprofit professional. His experience of being a VISTA taught him valuable lessons about community development and the nonprofit sector.

He currently works together with his awesome colleagues at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative in Mansfield, Ohio to improve the quality of life and economic landscape of the North End community.

Edward also holds a BSc Economics and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MSc Economics and Business Administration in Sports and Event Management from the University of Southern Denmark.

Edward has many years of experience writing, mostly on his personal website, though he also has been a writer for the Juventus SB Nation website for almost 5 years. Besides talking about community development, the easiest way to grab his attention is to ask him about the club closest to his heart, Juventus F.C.