Allegra Saggese
06/10/2016
Starting my first week off at the Capitol included: a navy blue blazer, a new pair of flats, the early train Downtown to make a good impression, and a purse filled with pens and paper. Through security and up the elevator to the sixth floor. I was about thirty minutes early and didn't want to wait...
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...

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