Once a month in Houston, Texas, a nonprofit called Baker-Ripley opens its doors to help people who are navigating the complicated path to gaining US citizenship. I signed up to volunteer my time because Baker-Ripley is known for supporting underserved neighborhoods around Houston. I also signed up because my mother had just gone through the same process. I felt a connection to this need, and I had time and skills to offer.
I have volunteer experiences that I look back on and think, “Did I make a difference?” My experience with Baker-Ripley is one that sticks with me because it not only changed my thoughts on the value of volunteering, it changed my entire way of thinking.
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