For Immediate Release
March 8, 2016
Human Services Club Honored by the City of Moreno Valley
The City of Moreno Valley honored Moreno Valley College's Human Services Club at its January board meeting. The club was honored for its mentoring efforts to local organizations.
The Human Services Club is active with such organizations as Special Olympics, Think Together, Emmanuel House, Alternatives to Domestic Violence and MFI Recovery Center.
The students are also currently preparing to become mentors to students with autism in the SAILS Program through MVC Disabled Students Services program. Students in the Human Services Program participate in some form of service-based learning in Riverside County.
Club advisor James Banks, Associate Professor, Human Services and Chair of Health, Human, & Public Services, cited Michele Gardner, president of the Human Services Club, as a student who excels in volunteering in the community.
"I do believe that the work we (the club) does makes a difference in everyone involved," Gardner said. "It does not just make a difference in the children we mentor, but also it makes a difference in those that are affected directly as well as indirectly, their parents, family, and my volunteers lives are always changed for the better with each service we provide."
Councilwoman LaDonna Jempson nominated the club for recognition.