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Volunteer Voices -MLK Week

Published on January 25th, 2018

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, we highlighted a few of our volunteers through #MLKWeek, January 15-21, with our #VolunteerVoices series. Read on to hear what they had to say.

Monday, January 15— We’re honored to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, his commitment to service and the role he played in the American civil rights movement.

Tuesday, January 16—Elizabeth is from Northwestern University and has served at Peer Health Exchange for three years.

Wednesday, January 17—Khiem is from Columbia University and has served at Peer Health Exchange for two and a half years.

Thursday, January 18—Bridget is from Northeastern University and has served at Peer Health Exchange for five years.

Friday, January 19—Stephanie is from California State University, Dominguez Hills and has served at Peer Health Exchange since fall of 2017.

“As a woman and minority, Martin Luther King, Jr. impacted my life by making me see that no matter where you come from you can make a difference. He paved the way for minorities such as myself to have a voice andopportunity to sit in a university classroom with people from all walks of life. Activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr. were one of the motivating factors to my joining Peer Health Exchange and giving back to marginalized youth who are a reflection of myyounger self. Although one gets an education and is given the keys to mobilize towards a better quality of life, it’s important to go back to your communities and help others who were once in your shoes. I decided to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange because I wanted to get involved on campus and was looking for a club that made a difference in the local community. I liked that the curriculum being taught was progressive, inclusive, and factual information. Joining Peer Health Exchange allowed me to be part of the change I wanted to see in my community instead of just complaining about it.” -Stephanie Espinosa @csudh_phe @csudominguezhills In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service, we are highlighting our volunteers throughout #MLKWeek with our #VolunteerVoices series.

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