Anthony Severini: December Volunteer of the Month

APS_03While Anthony Severini has been to France, Italy, and Spain, he is more than the sum of the places he’s seen. In the past year, Anthony has volunteered over 700 hours all over San Francisco. Along with his commitment to 826 Valencia, he’s supported the Stern Grove Festival Association with every single Sunday concert in the 2013 season, helped plant new plants at the St. Mary’s Park Living Library, volunteered at the Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and the Old First Presbyterian Church, and tutored at CoderDojo, an event hosted by GitHub, which teaches elementary-school children how to code.

Anthony enjoys programming with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript and a few other computer languages and sometimes finds inspiration through working with students. One day, a student came to 826 Valencia for tutoring with math homework that involved adding and reducing fractions. The homework assignment inspired Anthony to write an algorithm that calculates the lowest common multiple of a set of numbers.

We’re excited to have a math whiz and an all-around helpful tutor like Anthony in our crew, and we hope you’ll give him a pat on the back when you see him at 826!

To read about all of our featured volunteers, visit the Volunteer of the Month gallery.