I Am An Active Member Essay

825 Words May 12th, 2016 4 Pages
(1). Although I may not have the strongest GPA among my peers, I consider myself to be an active member in my community. Compared to my affluent friends in college, I was born and raised in a low-income community on the East Side of San Jose. Additionally, my family 's social-economical background placed us at a disadvantage due to the fact in which my parents were not able to afford to pay for certain academic luxuries that my peers have had (private tutors, extracurricular academic activities, summer science camps, etc). However, I was fortunate to have been placed in charter schools for the most part of my K-12 education. Without the incredible guidance and nurturing that I received from the communities at KIPP and LCPA, I would not be here where I am today. In less than 40 days, I will become the first in my family to graduate from college and not just any college but from a UC.

Throughout my undergrad career, I have developed a sense of yearning in the educational field. My intense longing and passion for education are due to the academic positions I have obtained. These positions were overseen by federally granted programs called TRIO: Upward Bound and GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). The core mission of the TRIO Upward Bound program is to assist low-income, first-generation students succeed secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. As for GEAR-UP, the…

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