Elder Angel Macias joined the Irving Schools Foundation earlier this year and has provided great efforts and hard work for our programs to thrive, despite the circumstances of the pandemic.
Elder Macias graduated from Nimitz High School in 2019, where he was a member of the Theatre Department and a clarinet player in the Band. He found the foundation two years later through involvement in his church. In search of a project for his service mission, the leaders at his church helped him research opportunities with the City of Irving. They encountered Mr. Chris Hillman (husband to Food for Thought Chair, Julie Hillman) who introduced Elder Macias to the Irving Schools Foundation.
After meeting with President & CEO, Crystal Scanio, Elder Macias joined the foundation as an intern. He immediately began working on the Food for Thought initiative and assisting staff members with operations.
Elder Macias was happy to reunite with Kay Branch, former counselor at Bowie Middle School. “She remembered my name and it was great knowing that someone who I knew cared so much about her students was there helping the program.” This is his first great memory of his internship journey.
Currently, Elder Macias helps maintain organization in the office with tasks such as managing correspondence, assisting the Program Manager with Food for Thought, and most recently, fulfilling all uniform campus requests for students.
In his free time, Elder Macias enjoys spending time with his family, going to the movies, and visiting Six Flags every Friday he can. After the completion of this internship, he plans to pursue a career in the medical field. “I hope to grow here and learn more about how everything runs so that when I go on to a full time job I know that I remember to still volunteer and donate to nonprofits and school organizations.”