CHA South Interact Club

Guest Speaker: John AleshireInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Fri, May 08, 2015 12:17:39

Alima Jones, guest speaker committee chair, has worked diligently on bringing in important members of the community to come speak with our group about the work they do. On Tuesday, May 5, the CEO of Indy Humane, John Aleshire, came to lunch to talk with us about the work of Indy Humane and how we could get involved. We were really inspired by the work Indy Humane does in the Indianapolis area, and hope to build a relationship with the organization in the coming years and serve as volunteers.

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Teens for JeansInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, January 27, 2015 15:19:05

The Christel House Academy Interact Club will be participating in the 2015 Teens for Jeans fundraiser.

Over one million young people experience homelessness every year in the U.S. An item they often request? A pair of jeans. Teens for Jeans provides a simple and impactful way for young people to help their peers:

--Students collect gently-used jeans at school
--Students drop the jeans at an Aeropostale store on February 15th
--Aeropostale delivers the jeans to a local shelter

Christel House Academy Interact Club members will be collecting jeans for this fundraiser from now until Friday, February 13th in room 311 of the high school.

Please send in your old (but nice) jeans!

Club MembershipInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, November 04, 2014 22:15:45

Christel House Academy's Interact Club membership:

President: Charley Jackson (12th grade)
Vice-President: Stacey Scott (12th grade)
Secretary: Tangela Love (9th grade)
Treasurer: Cailin White-Coleman (12th grade)
Historian: Madeline Lopez (10th grade)

Membership Chair: Mariah Brown (10th grade)
Public Relations Chair: Dominic Pagano (10th grade)
Community Service Chair: Shane Jent (10th grade)
Guest Speakers Chair: Alima Jones (9th grade)

Members: Margarita Aguilar, Zicri Ayala, Javon Battles, Adam Blake, Andi Binford, Melvin Brown, Burgandie Duh, Emiley Eaton, Kaitlynn Everidge, Railey Foster, David Flores, Ana Gomez, Hershella Griffin, Joseph Harvey, Mykhail Helm, Brianna Keith, Miguel Lazo, Gabe Moreno, Jose Moreno, Jalina Murillo, Alison Orihuela, Yvonne Perez, Ashley Ring, Brooklyn Robertson, Sean Scott, Shane Scott, Dionne Smith, and Sierra Stewart.


Meetings are held every Tuesday from 3:15p-4:15p in room 311. Please contact Charley Jackson, Mariah Brown, or Ms. Yondo if you are interested in joining!







Guest Speaker: Angela AdamsInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, November 04, 2014 21:50:22

On October 22, Rotary students had the opportunity to attend a Meet-n-Greet with Angela Adams, an Associate General Counsel with Indiana University. Ms. Adams shared her experience working in immigration law and with immigrants at Indiana University.

Ms. Adams was a partner in the immigration group at Lewis & Kappes in Indianapolis where she practiced in all areas of immigration. Prior to entering law school, she served as an Education Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education Division of Language Minority and Migrant Programs. She also taught English in Saltillo, Mexico, and she is fluent in Spanish.

Angela earned a B.S. in SPEA Public Affairs-Management from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Welcome Center (past president), Mexican Scholarship Fund (vice chair), La Plaza, and Hispanic Education Center. She is co-founder of “META: Mapping Education Towards Achievement” Hispanic Post-secondary Awareness Seminar at IUPUI. She currently serves as Chapter Chair for the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A frequent speaker and writer on immigration, she has consulted on immigration policy in the Indiana General Assembly and on Capitol Hill. In 2014, Angela was recognized by the Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund for her efforts to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students.

Angela was named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” in 2014 and “Women of Influence” in 2011; United Way of Central Indiana “Diversity Advocate Award” 2013; Indiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in immigration 2009, 2010, and 2012; Indiana Lawyer “Up and Coming Lawyer Award” in 2007; and was a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVI.


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Junior AchievementInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, October 21, 2014 15:42:12

On October 1-3, as a part of Indy Do Day, Rotary students volunteered with Junior Achievement in the Kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms. High school students taught lessons on various aspects of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. For instance, students in second grade learned about "Our Community" and had the chance to see how money moves through a community, creating jobs and generating tax proceeds that pay for schools, parks, and streets. Our Junior Achievement volunteers were: Margarita Aguilar, Zicri Ayala, Melvin Brown, Hershella Griffin, Mykhail Helm, Jerome Hilliard, Charley Jackson, Alima Jones, Jalina Murillo, Alison Orihuela, Dominic Pagano, Ashley Ring, Sean Scott, Sierra Stewart, and Cailin White-Coleman. The event and training was coordinated by the wonderful Lacia Coons, program manager at Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.





Indy Do DayInteract

Posted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, October 21, 2014 15:35:02

On October 2, as a part of Indy Do Day, Rotary students joined up with professionals from Eli Lilly to plant trees and beautify the Christel House Academy South landscape.

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