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The Richter Center Ambassadors

The student group for the Jan & Bud Richter Center at Fresno State

Zoo Boo!

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!”

Random Acts of Kindness Week 2016

This year, from November 7-11, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness week at Fresno State. The week consisted of spreading kindness and letting others know the significance of it. Our week initiated with the Wheel of Kindness. Students were able to spin the wheel to gain ideas on different ways they can help spread kindness around campus or among the community. The kindness acts on the wheel included: share a smile with a stranger, serve at the Bulldog Pantry, compliment a stranger, feed the hungry, and rak1donate to a charity. Continue reading “Random Acts of Kindness Week 2016”

A Step Towards Leadership

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.

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National Student Day with the Richter Center

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”

Unity No Matter The Culture

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”

Fresno State Health PAWs

I am looking forward to this year as a Richter Center Ambassador and continuing my role on campus as a student leader. I got my start in Fresno State student leadership experiences as a member of the Fresno State Health Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs). I was fortunate to serve as a 2015-2016 Health PAW ambassador; it was very fun and unique! I met great people and made great friends in this program. Continue reading “Fresno State Health PAWs”

Cruisin’ Down the Street

Fresno is a city of many qualities. It holds the essence of a small, rural community in the Central Valley; yet, its population ranks at the top of the list of big cities in California. Continue reading “Cruisin’ Down the Street”

Emerging Future Student Leaders

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Me and my fellow Ambassador, Francisco, talking to student leaders at the Emerging Leaders Retreat.

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”

My Day with Paul

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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”

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