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Student Testimonials

Bella with Rogue Climate with finished screen print
Isabella Ruikis
Associate of General Studies
Sustainable Community Development Focus Award

Rogue Climate Volunteer
Campaign to Stop the Pacific Connector Fracked Gas Pipeline & Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal. Recruited impacted landowners to workshops, hosted screen printing event, and launched a new student group here at RCC.

“This experience has equipped me with a strong introduction to environmental organizing in multiple facets. The many skills I learned can best be summarized in the preparation for my last week of the term…I led a Rogue Climate Volunteer Night and also held an RCC No LNG Interest meeting (from which a new student group was formed).

I learned how to draft a bold, readable, and catchy T-shirt design in a format that is compatible with printing screens…had the privilege of learning the basics of photo-emulsion screen-printing. Making this connection was extremely beneficial and not something I expected to learn. This useful information will help me navigate the art world of activism more efficiently…this experience has left me feeling more equipped to navigate the world of environmental justice, but I have so much more to learn.”

Bella with Rogue Climate working on screen printBella with Rogue Climate with her finished screen print


Leland SanchezLeland Sanchez, TRiO SSS Student
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

ACCESS – The Community Action Agency for Jackson County
Volunteer for Mobile Food Pantry, Community Garden, and Misc. Office Projects

“My initial expectations were to volunteer in several different positions at ACCESS and get a better understanding, hands on, how such organizations work with their volunteers to get things done. Upon completing SRV101, I can say that I did indeed get this out of the course, and have a better understanding of why volunteer work is important to the community. I understood it intellectually but now I understand it with my hands.

SRV101 taught me how to better communicate with volunteer coordinators of organizations (and in some cases, how to communicate at all). SRV101 showed me the value of knowing Spanish and my continued education of learning the language. SRV101 showed me the value of journaling for the class, and continued journaling for future volunteering. SRV101 showed me the value of an education. If I’m to be a significant community leader, I need to have an education.”

Leland Sanchez on the farmACCESS- Medford's Food Share Garden