Trayana Thomas is doing a term of service with Volunteer Maryland to help empower her community. A native of Baltimore, Trayana will serve with Mosaic Community Services, which provides community-based behavioral health services in Maryland. Mosaic traditionally serves individuals with very limited incomes who are also facing the challenges of long-term unemployment, homelessness, substance abuse, encounters with the law, and other challenging life situations. Trayana will develop a new volunteer program that engages community volunteers in working with clients one-on-one and in groups, assisting clients with job searches, painting and repairing of client homes, assisting clients on public transportation, and participating in special events. A mother of two boys, Trayana is currently enrolled in school studying Criminal Justice with a concentration in Social Work. Her goal is to become a Social Worker focusing on helping troubled youth.