Community Service Experience Essay

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When I was in fifth grade, my family and I took a trip to South India. While we were there, we visited some of my maternal aunts and uncles in a village in Sarjapur. Their living conditions were very poor, their houses cramped with just bare necessities, and they spent most of the day working on a farm to raise money for their family. After this experience, I felt blessed to have a nice house to live in and an ample amount of food and clothing, and I decided I wanted to share that blessing with others.
When we returned, I started looking for community service opportunities. I volunteered to pack food packs or make sandwiches for needy families, conduct cloth drives and pack hygiene kits for the homeless. Five years later, I am now the youth
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As a young Indian Muslim who has witnessed first hand the situation in not just America but countries elsewhere, I can bring a new perspective to the university and learn from the perspective of those around me in order to see the world in a new lense. I also look forward to making full use of the university’s science resources and facilities as a student and in the future when working in the field. As an advocate for community service, my goals are to work on projects both on and off campus that will impact the lives of the community at UW and the greater community as

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