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National Community Service Day: Houston

In Houston alumni distributed books donated by Half Price Books and discussed the importance of reading with youngsters involved in the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) at Sharpstown College Prep School. Kipp Sharpstown’s goal is to help students become lifelong learners capable of excelling in college by fostering self-reliance, honor, achievement, responsibility

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National Community Service Day: Nashville

Volunteers worked with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which provides food to those in need in Middle and West Tennessee. Alumni helped stock refrigerators, boxed food and sorted canned goods.

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National Community Service Day: New York

Alumni volunteered with City Meals on Wheels at the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center. The program’s mission is to ensure that homebound elderly New Yorkers never go a day without food or human company. Volunteers followed a walking route to deliver meals to the elderly.

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National Community Service Day: Chicago

Alumni helped spruce up Onward Neighborhood House, which offers educational, recreational and social services programs. Afterward, the Mustangs gathered for an SMU-Tulsa watch party. Pictured from left are Tom Cooper ’02, Jesica Cooper ’02, John Gaines ’04, Tim Moen ’74, Steve Swanson ’74 and John Simon ’10.

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National Community Service Day: Washington, D.C.

Alumni aided SOME (So Others May Eat). SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. The organization meets the immediate daily needs of the people it serves with food, clothing and health care. SOME helps break the cycle of homelessness by

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National Community Service Day: St. Louis

Alumni in St. Louis volunteered at City Academy, a K-6 school that strives to admit promising children from committed families in the urban community; offer an exceptional and affordable education; foster a culture of academic rigor, integrity and citizenship; and cultivate an appreciation of lifelong learning that inspires future success.

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National Community Service Day: Atlanta

SMU alumni assisted the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) with landscaping. The mission of UMCH is to provide redemptive, healing services that bring meaningful change to children and families. The Children’s Home has been a safe haven for abused children and youth since 1871. Services are aimed at preventing the

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The Second Century Of Powerful Partnership Begins

As a student in 1991, Chris Lake ’92, ’95 began tutoring a 9-year-old boy living in the crime-riddled East Dallas neighborhood where he rented a house. Despite Lake’s best efforts, his student usually dozed off during their sessions. Unable to sleep one night as he puzzled over the problem, the

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Election Preview: Unraveling The Rhetoric

SMU experts to drown out the political noise and amplify the salient issues as the 2012 presidential election draws closer.

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Perkins’ Master Of Sacred Music Program

The Master of Sacred Music program in Perkins School of Theology educates students to meet spiritual needs while making beautiful music.

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