Eric Li is a senior at Glenda Dawson High School. He enjoys physics, technology, and basketball, and was named one of the top 10 national honorees by the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards in 2015. He has organized numerous fundraising activities in and out of school since he was seven years old, and has recruited many team leaders for the organization. Eric is a driving force in We Care Act's new development in technology and education and is always looking for ways to move the organization forward. Eric is expanding the computer recycling and refurbishing programs to other states and extending the outreach programs to Africa and South America.
Grace is a senior at Duke University and an Angier B. Duke scholar. She is passionate about community service, science, and education and hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Among her many achievements, Grace won the Harris Wofford Youth Award in 2010 (Youth Service America), was part of the All-America Service Team in 2011 (GenerationOn and PARADE Magazine), and was named the 25 Most Powerful and Influential Youth in the World in 2013 (Youth Service America). Grace's drive provides direction and vision for We Care Act, helping the organization evolve and expand, and she devotes herself to coordinating projects, recruiting team leaders, and involving youth in community service.
Sharon is a sophomore at Yale University majoring in Global Affairs. She has a passion for service learning and community service, and is one of ten on Youth Service America's Global Youth Council. Sharon won the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award in 2009, was named as the Texas Winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award in 2011, and was selected for the Radio Disney's Hero for Change Award in 2013. Her dedication to We Care Act has manifested itself in her communication with other organizations, creation of newsletters/publications, and implementation of English and service workshops. Sharon has both started and expanded We Care clubs and club organizations and is working hard to provide service and service learning to youth worldwide.
Director of Technology
Jimmy is a senior at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton, Texas. He has a passion in computer science, business, music and environmental protection and hopes to change the world in the future with his skills in these areas. He believes that we should help people regardless of religion,race,color and nationality. Jimmy won the President’s Environmental Youth Award, Texas Environmental Excellence Youth award, the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and the Congressional Silver Award, and was named one of the top 10% Texas Winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award. He self-taught how to check and assemble computers. He is one of the project leaders for We Care Act computer recycling and refurbishing program. He founded the WeCareAct Katy Branch and helps to expand disaster relief, electronics recycling drives and refurbishing workshops. He currently maintains the WeCareAct website and is also running a music performing nonprofit that performs in nursing homes, senior houses, memory care facilities, hospitals and community centers throughout the greater Houston area.
Eric Tong is a sophomore in the IB Program at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas. He participates in extracurricular activities such as dance, computer science, German language, and volunteering. Eric has most recently contributed to We Care Act through eCycling and hurricane relief efforts in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico. He has won the Presidential Youth Environmental Award alongside fellow We Care Act members, and has used Harvey as an opportunity to both take care of busy parents’ children and spread the knowledge of breakdancing. Eric aspires to be a leader and innovator in his activities. He wants to bring major change to long-lasting systems that have been problematic. He takes initiative in his dance team by being very productive as an officer in planning and work, and has won first place in German language competitions by directing his team to produce work out of the norm and at a higher standard. He hopes that, in the long run, this will help him achieve his goals and aspirations in bioengineering and research, as he aspires to become a leading scientist one day that will further expand human knowledge.
Alexander Miao is a freshmen at Glenda Dawson High School. Alex has been actively involved in community service since he was just six years old. Alex and his family visited Sichuan a year after a major earthquake struck in 2008 and helped We Care Act established collaborative relationship with a local high school. Since then, Alex has been actively involved in almost all the disaster relief effort We Care Act has been conducting. Alex has a great passion for science, has lots of knowledge on the history of the world, and thinks that all people should be helped and cared for, even if they are different from each other. He enjoys working with children, especially those with special needs. Last summer, he volunteered as a counselor at a summer camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Valerie is a student at Texas A&M Kingsville majoring in Accounting. She has a passion for community service and helping others.
B.A. Education Program Director (China)
Linxiao is an English teacher in Qingcheng Shan High School, Dujiangyan, Sichuan. Linxiao and her students experienced the devastating earthquake in 2008 and have gone through the tough rebuilding process firsthand. Since 2009, Linxiao has been working with We Care Act to help the students in Dujiangyan in various areas, including improving the students' English and empowering them with tools to help others, as part of We Care Act's goal to help "pay it forward," an idea that was in fact sparked by Linxiao and her students.