One of the biggest things I did recently to deliberately effect social change was to participate in the Commit to Change Leadership Program at Westchester Community College, last semester. In this program, we learned about the Social Change Model of Leadership which focuses on the individual, the team, and empowering the community. We were grouped together in teams and challenged to design a project that would make a positive change in the community. My team won the competition with our proposed project of repurposing the already existing, and forgotten garden on campus, into an organic community vegetable garden. Our idea was a combination of giving ownership to people of growing their own vegetables and making healthier eating choices, as well as taking a baby step here on campus towards climate change prevention. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with the garden, and we are planning to break ground with our project this spring.