San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs 2016 Fellows
06/09/2016
Summer 2016 has been and will continue to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences thus far. I was given the opportunity to simultaneously work for the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs and for the Office of Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo,...
Araceli Hernandez
06/07/2016
If someone would have told me that in one week I would have attended four meetings, a historic permanent housing groundbreaking event where I sat behind prominent elected officials, and listened to the Los Angeles City Attorney speak, I would have laughed. However, instead of laughing, I was...
telescope photo by flickr user vivekthakyal
04/06/2016
Since my last post, I’ve had the privilege of taking part in some pretty unique and exciting experiences! I visited Japan for nine days as a student ambassador through the Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL), witnessed DC’s cherry blossoms in peak bloom, listened to Czech Prime Minister...
A class reads from books. A disabled student is in a wheelchair.
03/28/2016
The absence of color angered me. On the plastic desk, my book selfishly claimed all the space, stretching out with graceless inefficiency to lop off the edge and hang in the two-foot abyss above my lap. The immense white page depicted a fruit bowl of muted greys and indistinguishable blacks, an...
Union Station, DC by Jeffrey Zeldman
03/23/2016
Last week was the last week of the program for the UCDC quarter students (basically everyone except for Berkeley, Merced, and the private schools). This just so happened to be the first week in the last three months where the temperatures broke 70°F. That is to say that last week was filled with...

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