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Engaged Learning: Colby Kruger, Girls Incorporated

Senior Colby Kruger wanted to expand her previous volunteer services for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. With her Engaged Learning grant, she is teaching photography to teens from low-income neighborhoods while encouraging them to develop a realistic understanding of beauty. The business marketing major, who has a double minor in

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Experiencing A New Day

Perkins School of Theology programs put faith into practice in the community through experiences that integrate classroom learning with hands-on ministry. One example – available to students taking “Theory and Practice of Evangelism” – is a four-week immersion opportunity with New Day, a network of missional micro-communities. Developed in large

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SMU And Dallas: Work In Progress

SMU’s Human And Intellectual Capital Read more about SMU programs that have a major impact on the greater Dallas community. Cox School of Business: Executive education programs Dedman College: “Latino/Latina Religions” Dedman School of Law: Legal Advocacy for the Underserved Lyle School of Engineering: The Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

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In Harmony: Perkins’ Master Of Sacred Music Program

SMU’s sacred music program emphasizes musical training as much as theological education – potential students must audition to be accepted into the Meadows School, in addition to being admitted into the Perkins School. Meadows provides a major portion of the music education aspect of the Perkins degree, including applied instruction

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National Community Service Day: Dallas

Black Alumni of SMU launched the project with a bread drive and were joined by other Mustangs at eXcuses eXtreme Café in Deep Ellum to make sandwiches. The food was distributed to the homeless through Random Acts of Kindness’ SoupMobile.  

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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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