Karla Mendez was recently selected as a coach for the Interfaith Leadership Institutes (ILI) and will be traveling to Chicago and New York City this summer to mentor students from colleges across the nation. ILI also featured Mendez in a video on their website, highlighting her role as an interfaith leader on campus. Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRZrxlj798Q
Rex Masters received the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award for his work at the Crossroads Urban Center. Rex has volunteered with the homeless population for more than ten years, nine of those years at the Crossroads Urban Center. Rex, who is blind, is often at the center with his canine friend Zeus. Rex says he has been very fortunate to make many friends while volunteering and the work has given him better insight into what life is really about.
Kate Rogers is an agriculture intern for Utahns Against Hunger’s summer youth program called Real Food Rising. Rogers is teaching high school students how to use gardening tools, stimulate herb and vegetable growth and proper planting and weeding techniques. The program grows organic produce in community gardens then distributes the food to organizations that feed people in need.
Sarah Schafer was recently named a finalist for the YouthLINC Young Humanitarian awards. She was recognized for her volunteer and community service with organizations such as The Utah Food Bank, Neighborhood House, Globus, Hser Ner Moo Community, and Welcome Center for refugees.