One thing I am very passionate about is giving back. Working for Chicago Cares gave me that ability; being able to beautify public schools in the Chicago area and lead different corporate volunteering project was the perfect way for me to give back. Every week we would take on another project painting classroom walls, making planter's boxes, and painting murals. Through this we were able to get others engaged in volunteering. Through this experience I learned it's not always the big things that impact someone's life, sometimes its just making an effort that makes the difference.