Student Organization Spotlight: Corazoncitos

Learn about the Student Organization…Corazoncitos!

What is the goal of your student organization?

Corazoncitos advocates for socioeconomic issues pervading the lives of children in Latin America and the United States, in coordination with a collection of non-profit organizations specific to these communities.

Who is welcome to join your organization?

Anyone interested in philanthropy or community service is welcome to join our org! 

How can students connect with your organization?

Follow us on Instagram @corazoncitos_bu for updates on events/fundraisers. If you’d like to join our listserv email corazondedahlia@binghamtonsa.org

Why did you join the organization?

My freshman year I was an intern for the student organization Corazón de Dahlia. After becoming treasurer for the organization my sophomore year, me and my fellow executive board members expanded and rebranded Corazón de Dahlia to the current Corazoncitos. Due to my background as a Brazilian immigrant, the club’s mission, to make education and resources more accessible to the Latin American community, peaked my interest, and I wanted to continue to advocate for and expand upon this same mission for Corazoncitos. 

What are some examples of events of programs that your student organization participates in or plans?

We hold a lot of educational General Body meetings about topics pertaining to the region of Latin America, including but not limited to social justice and current events. We also hold fundraisers to raise money for the organizations we support. One project in particular we are working on this semester is raising money for United for a Living Amazon, an organization that provides resources for indigenous Amazonian communities affected by COVID-19. 

As a student leader how important is it for students to get involved on campus?

I believe that getting involved on campus is a great way to combine your interests and passions with your college experience.  Of course, academics are important, but getting involved in on-campus activities gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into your own identity, beyond being just a college student. 

What skills do you feel members gain from being part of your organization?

Corazoncitos gives you the opportunity to not only learn more about Latin America and advocate for issues pertaining to the Latin community, but also to get involved in our own local community through community service projects. As a member of Corazoncitos, you will learn more about collaborating, not only with fellow peers but also with outside organizations.

By Kyla Anderson
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