I don’t talk about my time in AmeriCorps a lot, at least explicitly related to AmeriCorps. I served at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library – a mere five blocks away from where I was going to college. So in that regard, it always felt more like a part-time job than a service contract. Friends who joined AC later went off to California and Colorado with AC Vista…the furthest I ever traveled with AC was to Williamsport.
For that year, I ran back and forth between campus and the library. One of my friends awed at the way I was able to run out of the library and catch the campus trolley as it was rounding the corner. It was until I left Lock Haven and central Pennsylvania did I regard my time in AC differently. While I wasn’t digging wells or de-worming orphans, it was still good service that is best embodied in the Digital Divide.