About 140 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso students participated in community service projects in September as part of the university’s annual Corazón de Oro (Heart of Gold) community outreach event.
Organized by TTUHSC El Paso’s Student Government Association, Corazón de Oro 2019 included students from all three TTUHSC El Paso schools — the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences — in an effort to give back to the community.
The students volunteered at nine different sites, including the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence, the Salvation Army, YMCA, Candlelighters of El Paso and Compadres Therapy.
SGA President Albert Romero said events like Corazón de Oro help bring the university together through a shared spirit of philanthropy.
“It means a lot to students to take part in an event like Corazón de Oro,” Romero said. “The student population naturally wants to help others, and this event gives them that opportunity. As future health care professionals, we have to help the community in any way we can.”
Check out a photo gallery of the 2019 Corazón de Oro community service activities below. Photos courtesy of the TTUHSC El Paso Student Government Association.