Volunteering After College

by Veronica Hernandez

I graduated from TAMIU with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. As my college experience came to an end (for now), I wanted to give back to others just as TAMIU gave me an unforgettable experience:  a tremendous amount of memories and an education. I began to look for a way to give back to the community, and as I was looking for a volunteer experience related to psychology, I found the Lamar Bruni Vergara Education Center. I felt that I would be able to contribute the help that the community so long deserves. At the Education Center, I've

been granted the chance to give informational presentations to the community about domestic violence with my supervisor. I've helped out during holiday events for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. As a volunteer, I've wanted to offer help to others, but I've been the one who has learned numerous valuable lessons along the way. On my first day of volunteering, I was unsure if I could make a difference. As I invested more time volunteering at the Education Center, I felt comfortable being more open and expressing my ideas. Volunteering to assist victims of domestic violence has been a once in a lifetime experience, and I recognize that I am a better version of myself. I know that I can make a difference no matter how big or small the task. As Deann Hollis mentions, "The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others."

Abuso Infantil

by Veronica Hernandez

En el mes de Abril, se conmemora la prevención al abuso infantil.  ¿Como la violencia doméstica afecta a los niños? Vivir en un ambiente no saludable, puede perjudicar a los niños en su desarrollo a corto o largo plazo.  Desafortunadamente, les puede causar problemas psicológicos,

Direct Service Volunteer Shares Her Experience

by Elena K. Holloway

After closing our family business in 2017, I began to think about the work options available when my daughter-in-law and CASA Board Member told me that Sister Rosemary needed help at the Education Center. Sister interviewed me a the end



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