On Wednesday April 20, the Anaheim campus was buzzing with activity as students and staff prepared for what turned out to be a hugely successful Job Fair. More than 50 employers participated in the event! Thank you to our students and graduates, who represented the professionalism and enthusiasm of the ACC family.
Inner-city baseball coach. Church baker. Canned-food drive organizer. Weekend tutor. Full-time mentor and friend to way too many people to count.
Driven by a compassionate determination to help children and adults succeed, Dolores Salazar juggles many volunteer roles in addition to her full-time position as an instructor with ACC’s Pharmacy Technician program at the Los Angeles campus. “I believe everyone can do amazing things with their lives if given the chance,” says Dolores, who has been with ACC 11 years. “If I can use my time and my skills to help a child or one of our students realize their dreams, you’d better believe I’m going to.”
And that’s exactly what she does. Dolores volunteers as a coach for an inner-city baseball team – the Playa del Rey Dirty Birds – for 15 to 18-year-olds, nurturing a love of the game while bringing stability to their lives. She creates delectable baked goods, which her church then sells for charity. Each month, she holds a free weekend tutoring session for students. For good measure, Dolores conducts food and clothing drives to benefit Pathways, a Los Angeles-based recovery center. Beloved by many, Dolores is quick to turn the attention away from herself, saying simply, “Doing whatever I can to help others is the right thing to do.”