Kamau Joseph: St. John’s University’s Presidents’ Student Leadership Award Recipient

Kamau Joseph

Kamau Joseph is a remarkable young man who has done an exemplary job of demonstrating leadership and collaboration in effective community building and the integration of civic engagement throughout his four years at SJU.  Kamau has served our campus community extraordinarily well through his three years of service as a Resident Assistant, two years as a member of the Student Senate, year and a half as a member of the Cultural Affairs Board, and one year as the student member of the SJU Board of Regents.  Kamau’s engagement in civic leadership and service includes:  a summer internship at the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute where he helped to develop an accountability toolkit for NGOs; participation in a weekend Urban Plunge in which he served at Habitat for Humanity and a homeless shelter in Minneapolis; leading an alternative spring break service learning trip to the Jonah House (Baltimore, MD) of community building and non-violent resistance; and a weekly service through a semester long service-learning project at the House of Hope homeless shelter in St. Cloud, MN.  Kamau also served as an SJU delegate to the Model United Nations program at Harvard for two years.

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