The winter season is wonderful due to cooler weather and amazing volunteer opportunities! One opportunity that I finally took advantage of was Zoo Boo at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. This event is held four times in the month of October and is a great way to take your children, nephews, nieces, or anyone trick or treating in a safe space. You also get to learn about various organizations in Fresno and witness the zoo animals at night. Continue reading “Zoo Boo!”
The path to becoming a leader is not necessarily an easy task for everyone. In my personal experience, becoming a leader wasn’t something I had believed I could ever achieve and I can confidently say it is never too late to become a leader. Experience is what convinced me to take on leadership opportunities and it could be anything as simple as a community service event.
This year, we celebrated the 4th Annual National Student Day at Fresno State (hosted by the Kennel Bookstore and Student Involvement). It was invented by college bookstores across North America to recognize students and encourage student volunteerism. This event was held in front of the Kennel Bookstore and consisted of various activities. Additionally, both of our mascots were present to take pictures with and inject some additional school spirit. Continue reading “National Student Day with the Richter Center”
It was my freshman year at Fresno State when I volunteered at the Temple Beth Israel. I had recently joined Alpha Sigma Phi and was interested in learning more about what the fraternity was all about. When I got in contact with the community service director Maxwell Hill, I learned about how involved the fraternity was in regards to charity. He then invited me to join him and the fraternity to volunteer at his Jewish temple. Continue reading “Unity No Matter The Culture”
Earlier this month, I attended Fresno State’s Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) as a Richter Center Ambassador and talked to the new cohort of emerging student leaders. I previously participated in ELR and felt that the experience was unbelievable and so much fun! Continue reading “Emerging Future Student Leaders”
I was fifteen when I first came to the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Coming from a relatively sheltered background, the things I saw in that first day was a massive shift from the definition I had previously used to describe American poverty. I grew up in a stable, safe home with two parents who loved me. It was shocking to me that just a couple of blocks marked the divide between what seemed to me like two different worlds. The first was shining in its middle class splendor, much like what I had known growing up. The other, however, was a place of sidewalks littered with heroine needles and blank stares. Continue reading “My Day with Paul”
National Volunteer Week is coming up! This nationally celebrated event will take place from April 10-16 and is centered around recognizing individuals and organizations who have served the public, ultimately encouraging others to engage in service projects around the community. Continue reading “National Volunteer Week at Fresno State”
Being a Richter Center Student Leader (RCSL) allows us students the opportunity to take our experiences with service and be resources for our peers in order to help them engage in service. In February, RCSL had engaged in an annual retreat to reflect on what we have done thus far, what we are working on now, and what lies ahead for us. In addition to that, we attended the Change the Status Quo conference at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Continue reading “Unfinished Work”