We would like to recognize Adela Lopez as the community member of the week. She is a student at Georgia State University and a proud leader.
Through her constant work in the community, and the achievements she has made, we wanted to recognize her for her hard work and dedication.
Her Personal Statement:
“Growing up in Buford Highway, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by people of diverse backgrounds. So when townhomes started to take over but renovations for the schools I attended were not being fixed, I knew that my community was getting gentrified. That’s when I joined the board for Los Vecinos de Buford Highway where we advocate for housing rights, provide rent assistance for when the head of household is detained by ICE, fight in school board meetings, host apartment dinners, & fill the gaps that are needed when our parents are at work. Being a Gates Millennium Scholar, it’s a duty to always give back, so by giving back on campus through LASA & being co-President for GSU’s Chapter of the National Art Educator’s Association & Gates Millennium Scholars; I think I’m headed towards the right direction both at home & at school. If you want to learn more about Los Vecinos de Buford Highway or make a contribution to our efforts, please visit our website!!!”
- Adela Lopez
To highlight some of her work:
She is a part of Los Vecinos de Buford Highway advocating for housing rights, provides rent assistance for when the head of household is detained by ICE, fights in school board meetings, host apartment dinners, & fill the gaps that are needed when our parents are at work.
Event Coordinator of the Latin American Student Association
Co-President for GSU’s Chapter of the National Art Educator’s Association & Gates Millennium Scholars