My Home Town Neighborhood College & The Modification It’s Made In Me

By: Ángel Gabriel Garcia, Trainee at Oxnard College

My name is Ángel Gabriel Garcia, and I am a happy first-generation neighborhood university student at Oxnard College. I was born and raised in Oxnard, California, a city that’s frequently ridiculed and neglected due to its high concentration of immigrant households and hardship. The unsightly and unfavorable stereotypes I have actually become aware of my neighborhood for many years have actually instilled a burning enthusiasm in me to show the skeptics incorrect and reveal my neighborhood’s appeal. Thanks to my neighborhood college, I have actually had the ability to begin doing simply that.

My neighborhood college experience has actually offered me the assistance and area to establish my scholastic abilities and supporter for individuals and areas I appreciate. For me, neighborhood college s used hope and a chance to stop the deepening cycles of hardship that a lot of immigrant households unfortunately fall under. Neighborhood colleges offer a course for youths to bring generational change to their households through better-paying professions and life-altering chances. I have actually personally been blessed with immigrant moms and dads who have actually motivated my brother or sisters and me to attain a greater level of education. My neighborhood college has actually offered my household that chance and assisted many next-door neighbors, buddies, and loved ones of mine to do the exact same.

I have actually likewise been offered a possibility to take part in our Associated Trainee Federal Government (ASG), which has actually offered me unbelievable experiences to speak up on concerns affecting my neighborhood and to establish my management abilities as a young person. I have actually integrated those abilities with my enthusiasm for art, which I utilize to raise awareness on crucial concerns affecting trainees and my neighborhood, such as psychological health, LGBTQIA+ rights, and the rights of undocumented households, consisting of a few of my own loved ones. After finishing, I prepare to ultimately move to a four-year university where I’ll continue learning art and checking out chances to make an effect in the neighborhood I like.

In other words, my neighborhood college experience has actually assisted me bloom and pursue the objectives I have actually set for myself and my household. My neighborhood college has actually supplied me with the resources and education I require to get ahead. I never ever seem like a number on this school, and I understand no other location that would have offered me this chance. I am permanently grateful to Oxnard and its neighborhood college for forming me into the individual I am today and I intend to continue this brand-new cycle of development, education, and wish for my household in the years to come.

Ángel Gabriel Garcia is a happy very first generation neighborhood university student at Oxnard College where he is learning Studio Arts. Ángel is the Senator of Academic Affairs in the college Associated Trainee Federal government. Ángel remains in his 2nd year at Oxnard College.

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