Nahelia Jimenez: Presentations of Impact 2020

Nahelia Jimenez: Presentations of Impact 2020

The impact Public Allies has had on me is one beyond what I ever thought it would be. Through Public Allies Arizona, I have learned to appreciate and love my community and nature. Through my TSP, I found a new love for plants and nature thanks to a few Allies I worked with for my TSP project. I found joy in volunteering and getting together with my fellow Allies and members of the community. I found that I have a true gift for helping others. Public Allies allowed me to learn about my community and the importance of being in love with my community. My placement with Pima has taught me responsibility, to be organized, and how to communicate better.

Public Allies has had a huge impact on my life and the skills I have learned with Public Allies are ones I will carry with me wherever I go. When hosting any type of community event or any type of get together, I will try my best to always encourage diversity and inclusion. I have learned when individuals from all ethnicities and genders are respected and given equal opportunities, they are able to flourish because they feel more comfortable and welcomed to the group. I also have learned the importance of collaboration. Hearing everyone's skills, thoughts and ideas and working together has taught me that goals become more aligned and successful through collaboration. I will take continuous learning with me as well. Continuous learning is a way to expand the skill set and future opportunities for yourself and your community. Additionally, have learned integrity, integrity is being a leader, dependent and honest. The qualities of integrity are qualities I would like to carry everywhere I go. Not only am I going to take diversity and inclusion, collaboration,continuous learning and integrity with me into the world but, I also gained a new love for nature thanks to some of my fellow Allies. I have always loved helping people, but I now have more love for my community and want to find more ways to help out and be involved.

My placement with Pima Community College was a great placement. Education is very important to me, and I was honored to work for a program that would help high school students get a jump start on their post-secondary education. I was also excited about my match with Pima Community College because I love working with kids as well as working on a team. The Pima team was awesome to work with. Through Pima Community College, I have learned the importance of communication, teamwork, responsibility, time management and making connections. Additionally, I have become more tech savvy due to our online transition.

I am so thankful that I got this opportunity with Public Allies and the Pima Dual Enrollment Team. The knowledge I have gained in such a short time is more than I could have dreamed. This experience has changed my life forever and for that I am grateful.