Each quarter a staff member from the AYA national office nominates a Local Coordinator for ‘LC of the Quarter’. This quarter Dina Berg from South Carolina was nominated by Michael Falvey, Grants Regional Director.
Dina has been with AYA as a Local Coordinator since 2008 and is a wonderful advocate for our program. Check out what Michael had to say about Dina.
I am very excited and honored to announce Dina Berg as LC of the Quarter! I have worked with Dina this past year, during my first full year with the Grants program. I am truly amazed at her dedication, hard work, and energy, but especially the FUN that Dina puts into this program. As you all can probably relate, our students are coming into an experience that can be difficult and stressful to adjust to, and who depend on our LCs to set the stage and see them through in order to have a rewarding and life changing experience.
Dina exemplifies what it means to see the students through all the stages of the program year. It starts before the students even arrive, with e-mails and Facebook posts that are sent, both for fun and with information. It continues when they land to huge groups of families waiting with open arms and goes on through all of the wonderful group activities she has already in place, not just for her students and families, but for the whole community. I don’t know where she gets the energy, which I surely pull from to keep myself going at times, but I recognize and appreciate the magic that she is creating in her community. I could go on, but will summarize it all by saying that Dina fully represents the “My home is your home” mentality.
Dina’s efforts are seen year after year and we are so happy to have her as the LC of the Quarter. If you would like to be a part of something rewarding and life changing, lean more about becoming a Local Coordinator, today!