Summer 2013| Posse Los Angeles Quarterly


Scholars, Alumni Join Forces for Community Service

In May, 30 Posse alumni and Scholars in Pre-Collegiate Training (PCT) participated in a full day of service at Griffin Avenue Elementary School in northeast Los Angeles. The school was selected by Big Sunday, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community through service.

PCT workshops encourage Scholars to consider how they can be leaders, mentors and agents of change on their respective campuses and in the local community. This community service day gave Scholars in training the opportunity to put into action much of what they have learned, and they were able to network and connect with Posse alumni.

“It was nice to help out with elementary school children. I was able to talk to them about high school and college while lending a helping hand to a school in need,” said Scholar Luis Solano, a sophomore at Syracuse University. 

“Getting to interact with Scholars in training has been really amazing,” said Ann Kam (Claremont Posse alumna). “I hope that the Scholars I’ve talked to today will keep in touch with me if they ever need anything.”

Scholars and alumni helped clean over 40 classrooms, painted murals around campus, planted two small gardens, and made cards for teacher appreciation week—all with the help of current Griffin Avenue students. 

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