While adapting to college and trying to fulfill the GPA requirement, I must admit that the community service project encouraged me to participate in our community. My group finally agreed to volunteer at Educational Alliance. Before I reached out to Sonia, the director of the college-prep program, I used the resources online trying to find a non-profit organization where my group members and I can volunteer at. I sent a lot of e-mails to different organizations. Unfortunately, seldom of them got back to me. I also contacted the volunteering coordinator of Golden Key International Society, hoping that she would give me some advice on this project. She gave me a lot of helpful information, but because of unstable schedules of the activities, I decided to volunteer at Educational Alliance. Just last week, I visited Sonia’s office and she introduced me to the director of the volunteering department, Amy. Amy then explained to me the significant events that Education Alliances holds for all age groups.
Another reason I wanted to volunteer there is because I joined their college prep program before. I gained and learned a lot from this program, so I really want to give back to them. I had been involved in Education Alliance for more than two years now, and it was a great experience. They have many after school classes such as dancing, karate, and cooking. I joined specifically the college prep program which every week, volunteering professionals would spend three hours after work preparing us for the SAT exam, college applications, and career advisement. Their dedication and spirits in this one- year long program shocked and inspired me. I was very grateful of what I had gained from this program. Therefore, I think it will be great if I continue to volunteer there. Maybe someday, I will become the volunteering professional, tutoring another high school student.