Hey, my name is Jonathan Ng and I’m running to become an ASC senator because it will allow me to learn more about the prominent issues on campus and provide me with a chance to actively expedite the process of finding a solution instead of having to wait for the final results on the sidelines. I want to be a senator because I want to ensure that the students continue to have access to programs promoting equity, a comeback for canceled art classes, and everything else that students need when the time comes. I want to see CCSF continue to expand, grow, and improve so that we can provide more opportunities to people who strive for more, want a second chance, or maybe just don’t know what they want to accomplish at that moment. My final goal for CCSF is to leave it better than when I entered and I would be willing to sacrifice my time and brainpower for this cause even if CCSF is far from perfect. The position of senator would be favorable personally as I was in an internship called Asian Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Council by CYC where we focused on the importance of Asian Pacific Islander’s voting and supporting fellow API to create a better community. We learned the values and benefits of voting, promoting it in the Asian community, and supporting people, but we didn’t get to be involved in the processes of creating a wide-scale change. If I were to become a senator, it would give me the chance to learn and experience the second half of making a difference. I would receive the opportunity to discuss issues in-depth and be part of the solution when I become one of the 15 senators this year. ;)
On a personal note, the end goal is not only promoting the growth of my school but also myself. I decided to apply because this is not something I would ever have done in high school. At that time I don’t believe I had the dedication, time management, or motivation to want to change. After high school ended I completed Basic Combat Training and A.I.T. to be considered a soldier. Even though I was far from home and anyone I knew, I was glad. My time in the Army so far has taught me valuable skills such as integrity, self-discipline, strong work ethic, and teamwork as there’s no such thing as a one-man army. There are probably a few more skills, but I can’t think of them at the moment. I liked the feeling of my personal growth in the time I was away and thought this would be a great opportunity to use as a challenge to myself while helping the institution that’s currently providing support to me. Overall, I strongly believe that my being a senator will not only be beneficial for the school but also my growth. After hearing this I hope you consider everything and make the right choice as your vote matters.