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Amanda Barboza

March 2008

Amanda Barboza’s young life has been exemplified by individual growth and a commitment to serving both the Latino community and the greater community of Houston, TX. At only 18 years of age Amanda has already left an indelible impression upon both her peers and teachers at Chavez High School by not merely excelling in the Genesys Works program, but also committing herself to utilizing her new skills in efforts to positively impact her local community. Through her participation in Genesys Works, she not only received IT training, but also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and initiated other services projects aimed at addressing community issues in Houston.

Amanda’s commitment to community service extends beyond that encompassed by her participation in Genesys Works; she has participated in two Hunger Drives, a Food for Life Drive, and Ronald McDonald Coke Tab Fund Raiser. Amanda also helps to mentor young adults who have lost their parents by helping them to plan and participate in field day activities. Through her various community service endeavors, she seeks to aid in addressing such issues as hunger, homelessness, conservation and youth mentoring.

The act of giving of oneself comes as second nature to Amanda, and she most poignantly exhibits this defining characteristic by helping her grandmother to raise her youngest brother. Amanda’s dedication to both academic and civic excellence distinguishes her as a CHCI Young Leader of Today.

Past Young Leaders of Today

Daniel Hernandez Jr.
Imelda Cortez
Amy Lara
Michael Diaz
Veronica Hernandez
Armando Raul Mendez
Higinio Turrubiates, Jr.
Rachel Ruiz
Amanda Barboza
Raven Medina
Ana Rosa Martinez
Eugenia (Gina) Murillo
Jesus Alcala
Brenda Lizzet Lopez
Elena Carolina Svetlana Arciniega
Rene Octavio Valenzuela
Rosangela Serrano Morales
Danielle Alvarez
Sarah Diaz
Yaima Gonzalez
Isaac Guillermo Lara
Angie Lizeth Cruz
Veronica Pozas
Kendrys Vasquez