Volunteer Title: Target HOPE assistant instructor/advisor
Why does she stand out?
Sylvia Snowden has spent the last four years as an assistant director and an alumni counselor for Target HOPE. Target HOPE is a college prep program for gifted students of color. Snowden is a former program participant and returned as an instructor/ advisor after college.
Snowden began her philanthropic journey at 14.
“I was a member of my high school’s chapter of the Kiwanis International Key Club, so we were always up to something,” she told the Chicago Citizen. “We helped beautify the school, we rang the bell for the Salvation Army during the holidays and we even helped organize a Red Cross blood drive for the victims of September 11.”
Snowden, a media professional, said volunteering can fit into busy schedules. “Being a volunteer only means being willing to help and there a lots of quick, easy ways to can do that,” she said. “You can shovel the neighbor’s walkway, help an elderly person across the street or read a book a month to children at the local library or after school program. These things are simple, but they’re still ways to make the lives of the people in your community better.”
by Thelma Sardin