Oscar Velasco-Vargas - AmeriCorps Member of the Year
AmeriCorps Member of the Year
Oscar Velasco-Vargas is the recipient of the 2021 AmeriCorps Member of the Year award. A graduate of Cal Poly’s history department, Oscar is completing his second year as an AmeriCorps VIP member in SLO County. He previously served at the Boys and Girls Club in South SLO County, and is currently serving at the Cal Poly Food Pantry with Campus Health & Wellbeing. Oscar has worked tirelessly to address food insecurity on Cal Poly’s campus by fostering relationships with local food producers, hosting monthly pop-ups at Front Porch, and revitalizing the pantry even during the pandemic. Oscar is often described as a role model by those who know him, and has gone above and beyond to demonstrate his commitment to food equity through his service.