United Way of El Paso County launches its newest affinity program, Student United Way.
Student United Way at the University of Texas at El Paso joins more than 60 chapters in higher education institutions across the nation. Student United Way is a campus based community change organization, led by students. The movement is an effort to engage and mobilize community members to give, advocate and volunteer. As students become leaders for their peers on their campuses, they extend the mission of United Way.
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in helping improve the El Paso community in the areas of Education, Basic Needs, and Income. The group will recruit peers to serve in meaningful ways that help create lasting change and will fundraise to help address critical issues facing the community.
UTEP Student United Way founding members include Andres Carrasco, Esmirna Corona, Danielle De La Paz, Andrea Fierro, Victoria Gonzalez, and Ray Perez. “Being a founder of an organization that represents a larger movement as important and impactful as United Way is truly an honor,” said Ray Perez. “Student United Way will be a meaningful asset to both our university and our community.”