Credit: Luis Gonzalez, UC San Diego/UC Washington Center 2016 Spring interns at the UC Washington Center take a photo with Congressman Xavier Becerra.

Two Fall 16 Quarter in Washington Students Win UC President’s Public Service Fellowships

Fall 2016 UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program participants Eunice Lee (Communication Studies and Political Science) and Nury Chavez (Sociology) will receive $2,500 each to help with the extra expenses of spending a quarter in Washington, DC.

Two UCDC-bound students from each UC campus were selected by the UC Office of the President to receive UC President’s Public Service Fellowships. Students were selected competitively based on “significant commitment to civic engagement and public service,” as well as financial need.

Eunice Lee’s public service record includes involvement in Relay for Life, an annual nationwide event that raises money for cancer research, and a leadership role in the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program, which mobilizes UCLA alums to serve as mentors for UCLA students. Lee herself serves as a mentor to at-risk youth through the Boys and Girls Club and Los Angeles Team Mentoring.

Nury Chavez learned the power of civic engagement as a volunteer at  the Pico Youth and Family Center in Santa Monica. When the City of Santa Monica was considering cutting funding for the Center, Chavez organized the Center’s users to rally and speak against the cuts at a City Council meeting, resulting in a unanimous Council vote to maintain funding.

Read more about the UC Presidential Public Service Fellowships here.