Community service with honor is the mission of UH's La Comunidad



By Erica Jones

Daily Cougar Staff

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"Honor in what we believe in, Pride in what we do, Unity and Strength amongst us all." This is the motto of La Comunidad, a student organization promoting positive change in the Latino community.

After only about three years of service, the organization has given back to the community by helping out needy families through car washes, bake sales, food and clothing drives and trips to the zoo.

"Persistence is the key," said Thalia Campos, senior business major and president of La Comunidad.

Elizabeth Montoya, a sophomore business major and La Comunidad member, said, "I love the fact that we are doing something positive for the community and not to mention meeting friends who will last for a lifetime."

"Our most memorable event was when we worked with the Parks and Recreation Department to hold an Easter egg hunt for the kids," said La Comunidad member Andrea Manchacu.

Students who are interested in joining the organization are encouraged to contact the officers at the Center for Mexican-American Studies at (713) 743- 3136.

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