Avalon Fajardo-Anstine (2010 - present)
|My name is Avalon Fajardo-Anstine. I am a Human Nutrition major with a minor is Spanish. My Graduating semester will be Spring of 2014. I am a Denver native from a large Chicano family.|
Currently, I am part of the AmeriCorps UCAN serve program and am involved with the JTOH program here at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Through the JTOH program I work with numerous non-profit organizations that help with children in our community. Many of the members of JTOH work within the urban schools with students, instilling a strong education value in them and encouraging them to pursue a higher education. Recently, the JTOH program coordinated the Cesar Chavez march, commemorating the community activist and even had a street name dedicated to him.
I am also an artist and dancer. I recently had a showing at CHAC art gallery, here in Denver alongside a fellow JTOH member. The show was up for the month of March 2011. The name of the show was “New Beginnings”, bringing in the next generation of CHAC artists, all were in their late teens and early twenties. I am also a flamenco dancer and apart of the Aztec group Chimaltonali. This is a group that travels around the Denver Metro area, performing at schools and social events that promote cultural awareness. We have done workshops at many elementary schools.
I enjoy working with JTOH and the community. I am very proud to be working in the communities and helping people realize their potential and possibly their own passions. As a Nutrition major I hope to help much more people improve their standard of life and give them useful knowledge. I hope to continue my journey helping the community and giving back to my community.