Kathy Anderson '72 is a leading figure in a local education foundation program for inner city students.
Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08
Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08 traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in a week-long house build with Amor Ministries. After meeting up with the group of 30 other volunteers, they spent the first day touring Johannesburg and learning more about the country's former Apartheid system of racial segregation which increased their appreciation of the country and all the struggles they have endured with over the last few decades.
Palm Springs Chapter
Twenty alumni in the Palm Springs Chapter gathered for the Alumni for Others (AFO) service project at FIND (Food in Need of Distribution) facility on April 2.
Steffany Castro '08
A meaningful education
Civil engineering seniors put their education to work for others.
Joan Stein '81
Joan Stein '81 has been volunteering at the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the last two years. She mostly works the warm line which is the phone line for people to call into if they would like to talk to someone.
Ashkon Jafari '08
Ashkon Jafari '08 found that SCU's concept of the "Three C's" were really instilled in him for years to come.
Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86
Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86 has helped youth through economic, academic, and mental health support to earn college degrees.
Christina Fialho '06
Christina Fialho '06 learned outside of the classroom at SCU and discovered her true calling as a legal advocate for forced immigrants.
Steve Erbst '88
My wife and I challenged our boys (Cameron & Shane) to find ways to give back to others. As a result, my family came up with a model/program called "Play It Forward Sports". Essentially, the goal was to help low-income families have the opportunity to play sports and also to attend college or professional sporting events.
Anna Stockel '89
Anna Stockel ?89 founded Christmas Angels and continues as the chief organizer of this secret group of elves who strive to bring Christmas cheer to those whose holidays are often bleak.
Patrick Semansky '06
Photographer Pat Semansky first went to New Orleans on a Santa Clara immersion trip. Now he lives there and spends his time documenting ongoing attempts to rebuild the Big Easy.
Joseph Knapp '71
Doctor Joseph Knapp '71 reaffirms his choice for specializing in health care.
Michael Neumann '03
As an engineering student, Michael Neumann was unable to study abroad or take part in University immersion trips to Columbia or El Salvador as some of his classmates did, so when he was finishing up his master?s work and considering what to do next, he ?thought it would be nice to go to another country and learn a new language and culture.?
Beth Tellman '09
Beth Tellman is studying how decisions about the food we eat affect people around the world.
Christie Genochio '06
Teach for America high school instructor; graduate student at Johns Hopkins University
Christie Genochio developed valuable skills working on the California Legacy Project.
Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85 and Joe Pecoraro '87
Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85, and Joe Pecoraro '87 enjoy cooking great meals regularly at a local shelter in San Jose.
Matthew Frey '91
Matthew Frey '91 has been volunteering at the Seattle Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which was created to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
Christopher Muldoon '02
Christopher Muldoon '02 been a member of the all volunteer Portland Mountain Rescue unit for the last six years. After living in Prague teaching doctors medical English, Chris moved back stateside in 2005. Having been a climber all his life, he was looking for an active mountain rescue community and opportunity to combine his love for climbing with volunteering. Portland Mountain Rescue provided just the program.
Steve Grey M.A. '08
For Steve Grey MA '08, volunteering has become an intregal part of his life. After 20 years in Silicon Valley high tech and completing a Masters in Counseling at SCU, Steve was inspired to travel and volunteer. Along the way, he volunteered at orphanages, children's homes, and schools in 15 developing countries.
Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06
Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06 educates students about the role of an engineer in today's society.
Lauren Fendel '10
After graduating last year and looking for a full time job, Lauren decided the best way to spend her days in the meantime was volunteering. She chose West Valley Community Services because of its mission of providing for low income families/individuals and homeless to stabilize their situation and get them back on their feet.
Julie Mellin '08
Julie Mellin '08 wanted travel experience, but after joining the Peace Corps. she gained much more than that.
Blake Boznansky '98
Blake Boznansky '98 serves as a positive role model and works one-on-one as a "big brother" for others.
Rodger Powers '64
Roger Powers '64 provides support for impoverished communities through ministry organizations.
Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04
Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04 volunteers at the Nativity Schools twice a week with their Spanish classes.