Welcome to a new feature of the Honors Blog! We will be publishing profiles of Honors students and their amazing community service work each week. Weekly is the plan….but there are so many students and projects worth telling you about, you may hear from us more often! If you would like to spread the word about your organization and the work you do, contact us at Honors. We want to tell the world about the great things you do.
Alec Hembree is our first student to be featured. Alec worked at the Revolutions Community Bike Shop in Memphis, a charitable organization that is dedicated to providing residents of Memphis with bikes that work well. Their mission, they say, is to “save the world, one bike at a time.”
Alec wrote about his civic engagement experience, explaining the impact it had on him:
“Working at Revolutions has brought me closer than anything to the transportation issues faced by the poor populations of Memphis and the powerful effect that a large, supportive bicycling community can have on these issues. Revolutions has allowed me to bring my own mechanical expertise and love for cycling into this community so that I may contribute to solving the transportation and fitness needs of people of all economic and social status. Through this experience I have become engaged with, not just a part of, a large community at the forefront of Memphis’ city growth. In the future, my experience at Revolutions will help me determine how I can best apply my knowledge and experience to the benefit of any organization or community.”
If you’d like to connect with a similar organization here in Syracuse, check out Bikes for Peace.