Throughout my life I have contributed too many extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports teams, and volunteer groups. However my involvement in my Latinos in Action volunteer group has taught me a plethora of valuable lessons that will forever be engraved in my memory. Latinos in Action is an organization that takes minority groups in local Jr High and High Schools and guides them in going and tutoring local school children that may need extra help. We also contribute a vast of our time doing service projects such as helping at local soup kitchens, Goodwill Stores, organizing food drives, gathering gifts for the less fortunate and helping in the general community. I have participated in the organization for three years now and every …show more content…
After joining however I quickly realized the difference I could make in someone’s life by simply donating a few hours of my time. The school children I mentor 2-3 times a week are one of the greatest delights. Many of them do not receive any one on one time with another individual except for when I am tutoring them. These children have such great potential if only their parents and other adults around them would take the time to see it. It fills me with great satisfaction knowing that I am making a difference in those who one day may be leading this …show more content…
I have realized that just by using the knowledge I have and some of my time, I too can make a difference. Now more than ever I have a passion to make a significant change for the better to this world of ours. Many people say they want to change the world but never take any real action to make it happen. I however try to make it happen every day whether it be through my volunteer work, tutoring or simply helping anyone in need. This world needs a change for the better and I hope to be the person to convey
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Armando Rendon in his landmark 1970 wrote the book I am a Chicano. This book is about how activist in the Chicano movement pointed to an empty monolog of the word Chicano. Chicano means an activist. Chicanos describes themselves it was a form of self-affirmation; it reflected the consciousness that their experiences. Chicanos means, nations, histories, and cultures. This book talks about how Mexican American also used the term of Chicano to describe them, and usually in a lighthearted way, or as a term of endearment. In a text it talks how Chicanos haven’t forgotten their Mexican origins, and how they become a unique community. The book talks about how Mexican American community’s long-suffering history of racism and discrimination, disenfranchisement, and economic exploitation in the United States. The
The increase and changing demography in the United State today, with the disparities in the health status of people from different cultural backgrounds has been a challenge for health care professionals to consider cultural diversity as a priority. It is impossible for nurses and other healthcare professionals to learn and understand theses diversity in culture, but using other approaches like an interpreter is very helpful for both nurses and patients. In this paper of a culturally appropriate care planning, I will be discussing on the Hispanic American culture because, I had come across a lot of them in my career as a nurse. The Hispanic are very diverse in terms of communication and communities and include countries like Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, South and Central America, and some of them speak and write English very well, some speaks but can’t write while some can’t communicate in English at all but Spanish.
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My first experience that involved contribution to a community was in an organization known as girls as pearls. In this organization we participated in many volunteer activities, both domestic and global such as making dresses for girls in africa or volunteering at the samaritan ministry. Consequently, this early volunteerism experience influenced my involvement in the community as a high school student. I became involved in organizations such as key club, an organization focused in volunteerism. Additionally, I began to tutor middle school students and volunteering at the local church. Many of the volunteer activities that I have participate in involved children and this due to the reason that I want to be able to become a positive guide and role model for children. I want to contribute to their motivation of continuing their education and to reach for goals that they believe they can achieve. As a hispanic american I have been provided the opportunity of experiencing life from two different viewpoints which has provided me with various life lessons that aided in my development in becoming a successful and well- rounded
One person cannot tackle the vast amount of issues of today and change the world. With so many injustices that occur in today’s society we can’t help but feel overwhelmed as to what people, as citizens of the world, can do to make the world an exceptional environment. Many believe the task is either too large and intimidating to face head on, or they don’t want to face the possibility of failure and criticism. We have the idea of taking on enormous tasks and expect change almost immediately, however, it’s not the anticipated outcome. Real change starts when one contributes to their community; the smallest of impacts generate the biggest changes in the long run.
The first framework, the natural support system framework looks at Latino’s specifically. It shows what is important to Latino’s and who they rely on. According to the framework, Latino’s rely a lot on relationships such as family and friends as a support system. They also see their religion and their own cultural practices as a support system and also events that are cultural based. Through this framework, we can start to see how a Latino person relates to others and who they rely on for support. As people and relationships are vital to them, coming to America and losing all that has got to be hard, therefore for Latino’s, it is vital once they get to America and settle in, that they recreate and find new relationships and people to use as
The Latino culture in respect to the rest of the United States is a true phenomenon. The numbers of Latinos coming into the United States is steadily growing, with the Spanish language competing with the English language for usage. Latinos are also creating a big impact on the world of politics; their numbers are not only viewed as a wanted asset but as “game changer” to politics. However, there are key factors that influence the voting patterns of Latinos and how they themselves interact in politics. Taking a look at interrelating factors can show Latino’s pattern in voting participation. The strongest predictors of Latino voting turnouts will be based on a strong ethnic background and socioeconomic status coupled with gender.
While I do take great pride in my family's culture, I take even greater pride in the fact that I can bring my unique ideas to a school with a latino minority. My mother has always reminded me to be humble, to be myself, but most importantly to never forget where I came from. Having grown up in the inner city of Los Angeles, I was surrounded by undocumented Latinos. As I grew older, I became aware of the limited chances that we latinos have in society. Teenagers in my neighborhood, saw no future in college, turned to the streets for a life of crime. Choosing early on not to succumb to peer pressure and the crime in my gang-infested neighborhood, I wanted a different path. I worked hard at school, participated in sports, joined clubs, and sought
I volunteer at BLCI because I know the challenges and barriers that come along with being a Latina and first-generation college student. My hope is by volunteering, I can help minimize these challenges using my academic and personal experience. I have been involved with BLCI since the 6th grade. I volunteered at college panels, assisted with fundraising events; I tutored students, reviewed college applications and scholarships. During college, I was able to gain the necessary experience and resources to further serve the families at BLCI. I spearheaded and developed a yearlong community engagement project called EmPOWERing Youth. The partnership was between SDSU PowerSave Campus, a student-led energy efficiency program and BLCI, a 3rd -12th
I am a first generation Latino student who carries a strong sense of responsibility, confidence, and leadership. I am a student who is fully committed to academics and service. Throughout my entire high school career, I have been strongly involved in the Advancement Via Individual Determination Program, Leadership Program, Youth Court, Student Government, Ambassador Program, National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Latino Achievers, and International Baccalaureate Program. My strong involvement in extracurricular activities has helped me become knowledgeable, principled, and a risk-taker. I seek to explore issues that have local significance and make a difference, I carry a strong sense of respect and righteousness, and I approach unfamiliar
Growing up in a Hispanic household, our family always visited communities that were predominantly of Hispanic heritage, even though those neighborhoods were far from my home. We would make the trek for grocery shopping, Hispanic restaurants, the surrounding community, and most importantly for healthcare. Now you may be wondering why we didn’t live there. Though I do not know the exact reason, it is most likely due to my father’s employment. Without the facility of a vehicle, public transportation became something we relied on making location the number one factor when it came to employment. In terms of healthcare, there were plenty of clinics, hospitals, and dentists near us, nonetheless, the main problem was they were not within our budget.
It has come to my attention by way of my Professor that there is an internship opening able at the CPPC. I’m very interested in having experience as an intern and especially at a place that has to do with Latino art. As a Latina I look at latino art as way to find a connection that I sometimes don’t get when looking at other works, so having first hand working here would further explore this connection.
Since the autumn of 2015, the most influential and communal life experiences I've received have come through my involvement within the branches of Key Club International. I joined as a sophomore, initially drawn in at the promise of ice cream at the end of the first meeting but going into my third year, free ice cream has only been the tip of what I’ve found to be an extensive and fulfilling social service iceberg. My time spent has been so fundamental because it’s opened my eyes to local, sometimes overlooked organizations and people that do amazing things for my community. In participating I've been able to work for, through, and sometimes alongside groups of people that are genuinely invested in doing good, and it's left an urge in me to
Through committing myself to these various activities, I have been able to help people, as well as help myself. I have learned the importance of teamwork, gained leadership skills, and learned how to humble myself to serve others. These interactions introduced opportunities that have helped prepare me for greater things. Ten years from now, I will be able to say that the hard work was worth it, the determination paid off, and that my priorities took me to the status that I aspired to achieve.