ASG gets recognized

Olivia Holt

A group of Associated Student Government members were present during a San Diego City Council meeting on Nov. 9 in which they received recognition for their community service work with the non-profit organization Embrace.

At the same meeting, Embrace received a resolution from Council declaring Nov. 1-7 as “Embrace the Streets Week” in the city of
San Diego.

“Embrace organizes food and blanket drives in partnership with the San Diego office of Diversity, the Hilton Family Hotel, San Diego City college students, San Diego State University Associated Students and coordinates the efforts of a variety of other organizations who provide volunteers to deliver healthy food and beverages to several hundred homeless citizens each week throughout the year,” said council member Carl DeMaio of District 5.

This year was the first time City College ASG was involved with Embrace. During the first week of November, they held a blanket, clothing and shoe drive for Embrace.

Sean Sheppard, President and CEO of Embrace, said that the organization couldn’t exist without the help from students who volunteer their time.

“We feel it’s important for us to make that connection with the community. As we depend on the community, the community shall depend on us,” said ASG President Beto Vasquez.

“We’re just doing our job of giving back to the community,” said ASG officer Patrick Namwembe.

To find out more information about Embrace visit www.embrace1.org.