Erica shared her YouthBuild experience at YouthBuild USA's 35th Anniversary celebration in 2013.
My dream is to become a teacher in urban communities just as the one I grew up in, in order to give the children some hope. I want them to also see the beauty in themselves. I want to give back to these communities everything they've been stripped of growing up. I'm a prime example that shows with a little hope, love, faith, and dedication you can help not only an individual but the community in need of a real leader.
Erica is working as a cosmetologist to support her family as she studies to be a math teacher. She is attending Medgar Evers College majoring in Education with a Mathematics minor. Erica is also the proud mother of a brilliant 4 year old boy.