Binder #: 26
Major: History and Hispanic Studies
Passion: Education & Outreach, Youth
Organization: Hispanic Families Work Group, Western Avenue Community Center, and State Farm
Project Summary: My project for the Hispanic Families Work Group was to create a report that explained how social service agencies in Bloomington-Normal can better reach out to the Hispanic community. This report includes background information on the Hispanic population; an explanation of how agencies can build trust and relationships within the Hispanic community; a detailed “how-to” guide that explains how to develop infrastructure, how to plan appropriate events or services, and how to market these services; a contact list of the leaders in the Hispanic community; a reference guide to the organizations that are already an important part of the community; and a calendar of relevant upcoming events and opportunities.I also led a creative writing club for the kids at Western Avenue Community Center’s summer camp. Meanwhile, at State Farm, I worked in Public Affairs in the Good Neighborhood Citizenship department. I worked on a variety of projects, including researching and proposing scholarship opportunities for State Farm as the company worked to transition to a new scholarship program; analyzing marketing data from Child Safety Day from the past five years, and created a 6-page chart that lists places to volunteer in Bloomington-Normal along with duties, requirements, whom to contact, etc.