Finding self through service: The experience of long-term volunteers

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August 17, 2015

Ahlam Barre works to solve a math problem at the board June 12 while her teacher, Notre Dame AmeriCorps volunteer Nason Heywood, watches in Boston. Heywood is one of 22,000 people working in Catholic Volunteer Network-affiliated programs nationwide. (CNS photo/Tara Garcia Mathewson, Global Sisters Report) See GSR-VOLUNTEERING Aug. 11, 2015.

Ahlam Barre works to solve a math problem at the board June 12 while her teacher, Notre Dame AmeriCorps volunteer Nason Heywood, watches in Boston. Heywood is one of 22,000 people working in Catholic Volunteer Network-affiliated programs nationwide. (CNS photo/Tara Garcia Mathewson, Global Sisters Report)

BOSTON (CNS) — In a fairly industrial-looking part of South Boston, four women gathered in a classroom at the Notre Dame Education Center.

It was time for their twice-per-week math lessons with AmeriCorps volunteer Nason Heywood, 29.

The students were reviewing addition and subtraction concepts, working through the sometimes complicated processes of carrying 10s and borrowing. Heywood posed problems at the white board.

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