I grew up watching both my parents and their love for their community. My father volunteered his time to the Cape Verdean community as he formed the first Cape Verdean dance troupe for youth. He also worked with Cape Verdean adults where he offered night school to parents who did not know how to read, write, or speak English. I watched as my mother also became a leader in the Korean community where she would volunteer her time cooking, hosting events, and eventually became the president for the Rhode Island Korean Association. I come from a long line of advocates who have always cared deeply for their community.
There is no better feeling than to serve and help. Investing in your community always results in healthy, happy, and vibrant spaces that everyone can take pride in and enjoy. It also helps us to be connected to something bigger than ourselves.
The food and the people! Rhode Island is an international state, rich with some cultures that many are unfamiliar with.
Family, empowering the younger generation, karaoke, and Beyoncé!
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