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About

Hi, I am Rosalilia Gradilla, the Coordinator of Co-Curricular Community Engagement Programs for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at the University of La Verne. I am also an alumna of the University of La Verne, having received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. I've been an employee with the University of La Verne for the past 5 years and have worked in various areas, from Housing and Residential Life, to Multicultural Affairs, and now Civic and Community Engagement.

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Campus Tour for Visiting 3rd Graders

It was tons of fun to mingle with 3rd graders and show them what the University of La Verne has to offer!

Gave 3.00 hours on 05/09/2017
Alternative Spring Break

Today, we learned about the importance of maintaining trees and plants native to Oakland. As a group, we removed poison ivy and planted berries, which was followed by a 2 mile hike.

Gave 6.50 hours on 03/17/2017 with The University of La Verne
Alternative Spring Break

Today, we got the opportunity to work with Planting Justice, a non profit grassroots organization that combats structural inequalities in industrialized food systems, provides health education & access to affordable quality organic food, implements environmental & sustainable practices & my favorite part, partners with San Quentin State Prison on a holistic re-entry program, which by the way has a 0% recidivism rate, that helps formerly incarcerated men transition into society with educational skills & tools, a living wage, comprehensive health benefits and more to get back on their feet.

Gave 2.50 hours on 03/16/2017 with The University of La Verne
Alternative Spring Break

Earlier today we volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul to feed the hungry. We had the opportunity to deeply engage in fellowship & listen to touching stories shared by individuals from various walks of life.

Gave 5.00 hours on 03/15/2017 with The University of La Verne
Alternative Spring Break

Today, University of La Verne students got the opportunity to work with Planting Justice, a non profit grassroots organization that combats structural inequalities in industrialized food systems, provides health education & access to affordable quality organic food, implements environmental & sustainable practices & my favorite part, partners with San Quentin State Prison on a holistic re-entry program, which by the way has a 0% recidivism rate, that helps formerly incarcerated men transition into society with educational skills & tools, a living wage, comprehensive health benefits and more to get back on their feet.

Gave 24.00 hours between 03/15/2017 and 03/16/2017 with The University of La Verne
Alternative Spring Break

It was eye-opening to learn about the harsh reality of food insecurity. Today we worked alongside the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) in preparing approximately 8,000 meals that will be delivered today to children, adults & seniors in the county. Oakland is one of the most expensive cities to live in, yet the ACCFB serves 1 in 5 Alameda residents. Food insecurity is an epidemic that ACCFB plans to end by 2018.

Gave 7.00 hours on 03/13/2017 with The University of La Verne
The University of La Verne

An amazing colleague of mine at the University organized #joyfulmailproject, which was an event about putting together joyful mail to be delivered to women and children who are battling cancer and to single mothers in need. I got to decorate and stuff packages with items, such as beanies, candy, nail polish, holiday CD, and more. I hope the women and children who receive these gifts feel the love!

Gave 1.00 hour on 12/20/2016
The University of La Verne

I volunteered as a server at Cafe Gratitude on Thanksgiving. As a server volunteer, I served free vegan meals to anyone who wished to eat at the restaurant. Although all meals were free of charge, the restaurant encouraged customers to leave a donation if they wanted. All donated proceeds from the free Thanksgiving meal went to Standing Rock and an employee at the restaurant's Venice location who is in need of medical support financially. It was a great experience and wonderful to see so many people come together for such great causes. In total, we served approximately 800 meals and collected $5,000.00 in donations. I look forward to volunteering again in the future.

Gave 5.00 hours on 11/24/2016
Promise Scholars College Visit

It was so much fun and an honor to welcome 380 Serrano middle school students. The students enjoyed learning about the University, taking campus tours, and hearing from first-generation student panelists. I personally enjoyed helping a student, who unfortunately was in crutches, but I got to give him a personal tour of the campus.

Gave 3.50 hours on 11/16/2016
Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference

I had an amazing experience! It is also a great feeling to welcome the community to educational events such as LEAD. This is a family event that speaks volumes about the University's commitment to civic and community engagement. I look forward to next year's LEAD Conference!

Gave 11.50 hours on 10/29/2016