Mobilizing local roots

Arcadia High’s NGC Team from Arcadia, California decided to stay local with their project of choice. In their first year, the team has partnered with The School on Wheels organization in Los Angeles, California. The team has also emphasized community involvement, and team members have collectively volunteered at community shelters in their area.

ar2In highlighting the intersectionality of the issues tackled by NGC’s many partners, the club has also paid attention to the role of women in various communities and has showcased the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” Their focus on educating themselves on such issues has been uses as a precursor to them educating their community.

Their main project, School on Wheels, provides assistance to thousands of L.A.’s homeless youth in order to promote their success in school. The Arcadia team has worked on generating attention for this issue as they develop the following for their own organization. They have raised funds by partnering with local restaurants; they have truly connected to their community while exploring global issues.


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