Leading by Example
Gene Wu Shows Future U.S. Citizens What it Means to Give Back
Gene Wu conducts
orientation for new
You might think that working as
an assistant district attorney, serving on two nonprofit boards, and
tutoring at-risk youth would pretty much fill out your day. Gene Wu
found room for one more duty on his calendar: serving as a volunteer for
Neighborhood Centers Inc. Since 2007, Gene has volunteered at more than
30 Immigration Forums and now works to train other volunteers to assist
people in need.
"I love my adopted country and want
to help," he says. "I am from China, and I learned to appreciate the
benefits and privileges that come with being a U.S. citizen. I want to
make sure that those who want to become a citizen are afforded the
opportunity to do so."
Gene lives in the Gulfton/Sharpstown
community, a Promise Neighborhood recognized as one of the most diverse
in the nation. Thanks to a planning grant to Neighborhood Centers from
the Department of Education, residents of the community have the chance
to spur revitalization through education.
Interested in joining the Promise team? Learn more about the volunteer opportunities associated with Promise Neighborhoods.