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When Volunteering Isn’t #TweetWorthy

One of the primary lessons I learned this summer is that volunteering isn’t always fun and interesting. Last summer, I worked with the children living at Family Gateway’s downtown housing center. When I reapplied for the Maguire Public Service Fellowship … Continue reading

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Overview

Roy is a third-year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas. Continue reading

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Coming Together

A few weeks ago we had our monthly Board meeting in person, which was great because I got the opportunity to meet our new North Texas area associate director as well as our new volunteer coordinator. As we went around … Continue reading

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Painful Stories

Alexandra Crai is traveling with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights students to visit memorial sites in Rwanda that were affected by 1994 genocide: Today was a particularly moving day in this emotional trip to Rwanda. We have visited many memorials and … Continue reading

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Visiting Rwanda

Maude Kauffman is traveling with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights students to visit memorial sites in Rwanda that were affected by 1994 genocide: I always knew I wanted to come to Rwanda, I just never knew the vessel with which to … Continue reading

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Priceless Images

Winnie Hinson is traveling with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights students to visit memorial sites in Rwanda that were affected by 1994 genocide: Coming to Rwanda has given me a priceless perspective on what is really happening here and the real … Continue reading

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Experiencing Rwanda

Julia C. is a sophomore at SMU: Waking up in Rwanda everyday was a blessing in itself. I felt completely untouched by the problems and worries of life in America, and settled into the feeling that each day was going … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Labor

Robyn Short is a graduate student of liberal studies: For the past six days, we have covered hundreds of miles of Rwandan countryside, visiting genocide memorial sites and NGOs that serve vulnerable populations still struggling to recover from the events … Continue reading

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Presidential Palace Memorial

Jack Gordon is traveling with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights students to visit memorial sites in Rwanda that were affected by 1994 genocide:  

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Nyarubuye Church

Jack Gordon is traveling with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights students to visit memorial sites in Rwanda that were affected by 1994 genocide: Over 26,000 were killed here during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Read more about Nyarubuye Church here.    

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