Melissa Payne

When my spouse and I relocated to Augusta from out of state in 2015 I struggled to find employment. I immediately started volunteer work at the United Way of the CSRA, and eventually landed part-time employment at the South Augusta YMCA. This was a huge blessing for my family and it helped me find purpose in my professional life as well as root myself within the CSRA community. I led the Prime Time after school program as the Site Coordinator and the experience allowed me to have immediate impact on the community and the families we served through the program.