Jessica McClain

A graduate of Wofford College, Jessica is a communications specialist for The Fuller Center.

Jessica McClain

Bike Adventure wrapping up record year, but still needs your support!

Bike Adventure wrapping up record year, but still needs your support!

As hard as it is to believe, the 2016 Fuller Center Bike Adventure year is drawing to an end after the conclusion of the Silver Comet ride this past weekend. The 128-mile weekend event drew 26 riders from 10 different states, coming from as far away as California and Michigan. Riders were treated to beautiful […]

New Fuller Center volunteer reflects on her first Legacy Build

New Fuller Center volunteer reflects on her first Legacy Build

I spent the last three days in Valley, AL at the 2016 Millard Fuller Legacy Build. I left the build yesterday feeling a wide range of emotions: sadness for leaving mid-week, fulfillment for what we had accomplished in just three days, and largely challenged for a reason I could not quite pinpoint. After taking a […]

Single mother sees new home as opportunity to change daughter’s life

Single mother sees new home as opportunity to change daughter’s life

For single mother Cashaundra Hicks, her dream of owning a home is less about herself and more about her daughter, Shakeriana. Cashaundra first heard of the Fuller Center through a friend who worked with the local partner to own her home and encouraged her to apply. Cashaundra did her research, applied, and after a time on […]

Couple in Lanett, AL having an “indescribable” experience at Legacy Build

Couple in Lanett, AL having an “indescribable” experience at Legacy Build

Two years ago Max and Robin Pierre relocated from their home in Massachusetts to the town of Lanett, AL to be closer to Robin’s father. Shortly after moving to Valley, Robin’s father introduced her to Kim Roberts, director of the Chattahoochee Valley Fuller Center Project. The two became fast friends, and Robin began volunteering with […]

Long-time Fuller Center volunteer begins construction on her own home

Long-time Fuller Center volunteer begins construction on her own home

As swarms of volunteers descended upon the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Valley, Ala., early Monday morning, one volunteer stood out from the rest. LaTonya Whitlow wasn’t just there to help build a home; she was there to change her family’s life. LaTonya is a mother of three: D’andre, Trevian, and Caylon. LaTonya herself is […]

PHOTO GALLERY: U.S. Embassy employees work on Armenian home to commemorate 9/11

PHOTO GALLERY: U.S. Embassy employees work on Armenian home to commemorate 9/11

Since 2008, the United States Embassy in Armenia has partnered with the Fuller Center for Housing of Armenia to build homes for families living in substandard conditions. This year the program, known as “Helping Hands,” allowed Embassy employees and their families to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by helping to build a better […]

Ahuachapán families helped tremendously by new partnerships

Ahuachapán families helped tremendously by new partnerships

Gente Ayudando Gente, the Fuller Center’s local building partner in Ahuachapán, El Salvador, has plenty of hard-working families to put into homes. Thanks to the new team of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story Charity —along with Fuller Center supporters — these transformations can begin taking place sooner than families ever imagined possible. […]