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Meet Angelica, Our Youth Class Assistant Volunteer

Angelica Aleman
Youth Class Assistant Volunteer in the Education Department

What is your favorite thing about volunteering at the Richmond Art Center?

Angelica has been volunteering with children’s activities since 2013. As a high school senior and artist who doodles constantly, she has a knack for working with children in a creative setting. Her own practice of art extends from doodling to ceramics to watercolor to making objects out of paper mache. She cites Alister Dippner as a favorite artist, and admired the work in the exhibition Victor Cartagena: Sites/Sights of Intervention which was on view in spring 2014, and likes it because it’s “intense.”

In addition to her volunteer hours at the Richmond Art Center, Angelica is a Peer Counselor at her high school, De Anza, here in Richmond. “Part of our role is to help raise the temperature of the school.” She explains. “The temperature is how well students think of their school. The higher the temperature the higher test scores get, and absence rates go down.”

This summer Angelica will work in her uncle’s clothing store in downtown San Francisco, which she likes because the clothes have a kind of hip hop vibe. Next fall, she plans to start taking courses in psychology and art to prepare for a career as an Art Therapist.

“I really like working with the kids. Everyone is so open and friendly.”

This profile was written by another amazing volunteer, Susan Arick.

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