Posted by emolina, Thursday, August 2, 2012 12:00 AM | Comments (0)
What an honor to say I am now the Coordinator of BRIDGEMEN at STOP AIDS Project! I have met some incredible men since I joined BRIDGEMEN when we launched last year. Some of you are writers, fathers, activists, husbands, teachers, mentors, or most eligible bachelors (Holla!). All of you, however, want to make San Francisco a safe, happy place for everyone and I will support you 100% in your efforts! When I moved here from Portland, Oregon, I wanted to take my experiences in community service and bridge the many communities amongst which we are fortunate to live as San Franciscans!
In Portland, I helped HIV positive immigrants learn English; advocated for sexual assault survivors through teaching youth about domestic and emotional violence; and helped to coordinate a literacy program for at-risk youth. In San Francisco, I have been an HIV test counselor at Magnet; an outreach volunteer for STOP AIDS Project; and a crisis line counselor for the Night Ministry and the Institute on Aging, all of which serve many at-risk clients, living with HIV and otherwise. These agencies have inspired me to serve BRIDGEMEN as well as they serve our communities. As I see it, San Francisco has just begun to experience the myriad of talents BRIDGEMEN have to offer. Now, let’s keep doing good and getting dirty!