Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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IRSC’s Erin Tock

Erin Tock — First-Year IRSC Team Member

erin tock 2Erin Tock is a first year member of the AmeriCorps program, the Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps. Erin’s host site is NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Indiana.

IRSC Team Member Role:  NAMI Indiana is piloting peer-run, mutual assistance support groups for persons living with serious mental illnesses, their family members and support partners, in immigrant and refugee communities in Indianapolis. Erin works with this program.

Why Erin Chose AmeriCorps Service: “There’s an Irish story about a man who gets to the gates of heaven and asks to enter” Erin said. “St. Peter replies ’Of course. Just show us your scars.’ The man asks ‘What scars? I have no scars.’ St. Peter says ‘What a pity. Was there nothing worth fighting for?’ ”

Some other IRSC members

  • IRSC: Introduction On September 10th, CIC welcomed ten new Americorps members for training as the Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps. I am one of them serving here at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. We are currently serving at eight community organizations engaged in relationships with immigrants and refugees around Indianapolis. In addition to helping build capacity at those ...
  • Service: The Feet of the Interfaith Community Joining AmeriCorps is simple! Send us your resume. We’ll meet with you in July and direct you toward a host-site agency that fits.
  • IRSC member Lyla Spath IRSC member Lyla Spath, hosted at the Center for interfaith Cooperation, shares the opportunities for service and learning that this AmeriCorps program provides.

Biggest Thing Erin Has Gotten Out of AmeriCorps Service: a community in a city where she never thought she would live

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Graduated: Michigan State University where she majored in comparative cultures and politics

Hobbies: Traveler, movie buff, trivia maniac




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