Giving Back

In 1997 the City of San Antonio named The Sonny Melendrez Community Center
as a way of saying thank you for Sonny's commitment to youth, both locally and
nationally. His has delivered his motivational presentations urging students to
stay in school, say no to drugs, and follow their dreams, at over 1400 schools
nationwide. He was commended for his efforts by President Reagan and received
the Department Of Justice Modern Hero Award. It is estimated that he has
helped to raise over 100 million dollars in money, goods, and services for
countless charities and causes.
Chipotle Joe

Burritos as Soul Food

It's a modern-day fish and loaves story. University of Dayton student Joe Melendrez is using burritos to spread UD's Marianist mission.
 November 20, 2006 - Some college students barely know how they'll feed themselves let alone 800 others during the year. University of Dayton student Joe Melendrez is using three burritos a day for a year plus four 20-burrito parties won in a local Chipotle contest to spread his school's Catholic, Marianist mission of leading through service. More...



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