|Year:||Sophomore (2nd Year)|
Why I Serve Statement:
I’m serving this spring break to empathize and understand the struggles that South Texas residents endure. As a student interested in policy, non-profits, and civic engagement, it is crucial that I witness the impact of one of the most important historical crises of our current time- the current immigration crisis. After the 2016 election and the policy decisions that resulted from the United States’s new policy prioritization, I realize that our nation is undergoing a crisis that will affect my own descendants. Serving with Alternative Breaks this spring break will encourage me to become more engaged in civic life in the future by enabling me to consider how policies and social currents affect communities all over Texas and the nation. As the son of two immigrants, I have a duty to serve and contribute to just efforts of immigrants in the US to carve out a new life for themselves and their families.