News Brief: March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
The weekly news brief contains the latest news and information from Palo Alto College.
PAC students give back over spring break
Two groups of students from Palo Alto College (PAC) participated in the third annual Alternative Spring Break. Seven students, chaperoned by Hunter Bates and Dr. Denise Barkis Richter, went to New Orleans to help with ongoing recovery efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina through activities such as tree planting, urban farming, community gardening, and more. A second group of six students, accompanied by Cindy Morgan and Jose Vega, went to Los Angeles, where they support the city's homeless and limited-income population by working alongside partners like Midnight Mission and AIDS Project LA to serve meals, stock food pantries, and restore habitats for healthier living.
To learn more about one student’s inspiration to go on Alternative Spring Break, click here. These community service opportunities were also highlighted earlier this month in Dr. Robert Garza’s bi-monthly column for the San Antonio Express-News’ Southside Reporter.
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