Concord Volunteer Coordinator
Carissa Lopez

Jewel was born in the Philippines and was raised in Contra Costa County, California.  After graduating from Mt. Diablo High School, she briefly attended San Francisco State University (SFSU). Undecided about her career path at the time, she left SFSI and continued her education at Diablo Valley College, where she majored in Humanities and graduated with an Associate in Arts Degree. Passionate in the field of human society and social problems, she earned a second Associate Degree in Sociology. Currently, Jewel is attending California State University, East Bay, where she is working on her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts Concentration with a depth of focus in Sociology. Determined to be engaged on campus she was excited for the opportunity to make a difference in both local and global communities through joining "Letters to Hope." Throughout the years she enjoyed volunteering and coordinating events for various causes. Her goal is to engage and inspire others to make a difference in the world. Through "Letters to Hope," she hopes to provide comfort to those facing the many difficulties of life, one letters at a time. 

Approved Schools

Jewel Lopez has two high schools, and one community group approved in her location. Alhambra High School, and John Swett High School are now apart of the Letters to Hope family.