On July 17, 2023, Volunteer Mississippi, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, welcomed Ann Bradley Maloney to serve as AmeriCorps Systems Officer to oversee and promote community service through AmeriCorps programs.

Maloney is a 2021 graduate of Belhaven University with a bachelor’s’ degree in intercultural studies with minors in psychology and biblical studies. She was commissioned from Impact 360 Fellows in 2018. During college, Maloney lived and served at We Will Go Ministries in downtown Jackson in multiple capacities and jobs.

Upon graduation from Belhaven University, Maloney served and completed two terms as an AmeriCorps member with Ampact’s ReadingCorps program. Here, she tutored elementary students in Jackson Public Schools. A lifelong advocate of service, Maloney found AmeriCorps and national service to be a natural avenue for pursuing her passion.

Maloney is lifelong Jackson, Miss. resident, where she graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2017. She is the daughter of Chris and Laurie Maloney, both of Jackson. Maloney comes from a long line of Mississippi advocates, and she shares her family’s desire to see Mississippi grow and thrive.

As AmeriCorps Systems Officer, Maloney is responsible for overseeing federal funds intended to promote community service and volunteerism throughout Mississippi. Maloney will manage all AmeriCorps platforms and train/assist programs, members, and staff on AmeriCorps systems, policies, and procedures. Maloney’s experience in service and volunteerism, along with her prior knowledge of AmeriCorps, exemplify qualities valued by the Volunteer Mississippi team.

“Ann Bradley’s love for serving Mississippi is incredibly noteworthy,” said Suzanne Rutherford, Volunteer Mississippi’s interim co-executive director and AmeriCorps grant officer. “She is dedicated to aiding in the advancement of Mississippi communities, and her prior AmeriCorps service as a tutor show her passion for improving Mississippians’ futures.”

Maloney is eager to help serve Volunteer Mississippi and AmeriCorps Mississippi through her position. She recounted that she has always wanted to make the world a better place, and she sees her role at Volunteer Mississippi as that opportunity.

“I’ve always wanted to help people be the best version of themselves, so they can serve their communities well,” Maloney said. “I am excited to assist our AmeriCorps programs as they help others serve the state of Mississippi. I am extremely excited to join the Volunteer Mississippi team.”

The mission of Volunteer Mississippi is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Volunteer Mississippi works to connect volunteers with opportunities to serve around the state of Mississippi. The agency houses AmeriCorps Mississippi and partners with Mississippi service organizations to promote volunteerism to all Mississippi residents. To learn more about Volunteer Mississippi or get involved, visit volunteermississippi.org.