IRSC’s Erin Tock
Erin Tock — First-Year IRSC Team Member
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?’ ”
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