With assistance from AFSC staff, 30 students from Lincoln High School in East Los Angeles successfully designed and built another of three AFSC Friends Peace Gardens. The students put in over 25 hours of labor and time over a four month period to complete the project. Over 10 students from the high school volunteered to be a part of the Friends Summer Garden club. The club, like the civic engagement project, helps students continue to develop their leadership potential skills. In a May feedback survey, Daniel Alamo, faculty sponsor, wrote that: “AFSC has played a crucial role in empowering my students. My students have been given the opportunity to not only envision change, but also to be part of the process.
Written: 19th May 2011