Six students who work with HNU’s Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement (CSJCE) gave presentations on the community service they have done throughout the academic year.
Angelina Alvarez discussed her experience assisting with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program at St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Oakland. Alvarez helped students with art and athletic activities, and tutored students both in groups and one-on-one.
Dyese Atiba spoke about the work that she did during the year with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). Atiba helped with administrative work, trained to become a tax preparer and asset builder, and assisted at an after-school program at EBALDC.
James Cogley talked about the work he did at St. Mary’s Center in Oakland. St. Mary’s Center serves at-risk seniors and provides essential support to underserved populations. Cogley assisted with the programs designed for low-income seniors.
DeJa Conger-Emerson explained the work she did at the after-school program at St. Jarlath Catholic School in Oakland. Conger-Emerson supervised students during their activities and provided homework and tutoring help as well.
Rhica Savella spoke about her time at the 21st CCLC after-school program at St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Oakland. Like Alvarez, Savella helped students with their activities and provided academic support.
Adriana Zapien discussed her experience at Oakland Catholic Worker (OCW). Zapien served as a teaching assistant for English classes for Latin American immigrants at OCW and helped with the intake process for OCW’s housing.