Vernon Drepaul, Technology Information Security Analyst at Citibank, has been an effective AAFE volunteer for over seven years. Vernon leads a team of volunteers every Saturday at the AAFE Flushing Center to help residents pass their citizenship exams. Being an immigrant himself, Vernon understands the many challenges immigrants face every day, and that having a status helps overcome some of these hurdles. Vernon’s dedicated service has led to hundreds of immigrants obtaining their citizenship. Vernon is a New York Cares team leader, and has completed over two hundred projects.