Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas

Arvind is a junior majoring in finance with a specialization in alternative asset management at the Cox School of Business. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is working with Apollo Tutors and the Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education at SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to set up a process to connect volunteers with tutoring opportunities at schools in West Dallas.

The impact of mentoring

One fact I’ve learned from my experience working with kids in economically disadvantaged areas of Dallas this past summer is how critical mentoring can be to the educational achievement of a child. Children are faced with instructors of various types – their teachers in school, their parents, their sports coaches, and the supervisors at the volunteer centers in which they spend their days. But oftentimes the guidance that an adult provides falls on deaf ears compared to the guidance offered by a mentor who is closer to their age. A mentor is a powerful role model for a young student because a mentor represents a physical embodiment of achievement and the results of positive habits. While an adult can offer [...]

2014-08-27T10:32:18+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Knowledge is power: Dallas assists with humanitarian crisis

Over this past summer, Dallas has been a haven for refugees from crisis-stricken Iraq and Syria, while also assisting federal agencies with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Many Dallas advocacy organizations, nonprofits, and county officials are staying engaged in the issue to ensure Dallas is a proactive, supportive place. Supporting Immigration Agencies In July, Dallas Country announced that it would be housing nearly 2000 immigrant children who have been held in detention facilities. The children were to be relocated to existing facilities run by local nonprofits, and would have been integrated into the DISD and RISD school districts in Dallas and Collin counties. The County changed its plans due to federal facilities overestimating their facilities' occupancy, but will [...]

2014-08-20T16:46:55+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Making a difference one day at a time

Arvind is a junior majoring in finance with a specialization in alternative asset management at the Cox School of Business. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is working with Apollo Tutors and the Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education at SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to set up a process to connect volunteers with tutoring opportunities at schools in West Dallas.

2014-07-01T10:15:28+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|