We are better together: Partnership brings author and social impact entrepreneur to campus

Engage Dallas partnered with SMU’s Office of Engaged Learning on July 21 for a engaging virtual discussion entitled Better Together: Service that Improves and Unifies and Community.

Author and Social Impact Entrepreneur, Alex Quian, discussed his book Better Together: How 30 Days of Service Changed My Life. The book chronicles Alex Quian’s decision in spring 2019 to use his college summer break to serve the DFW community.

Unsure of what he should do after college, he shared this idea with his mentor, who then challenged Alex to complete 30 different service projects in 30 days. He accepted this challenge and created an initiative called 30 Days of Service. Watch the video and get inspired! Serve via Engage Dallas or directly in the community.

Interested in serving? Check out opportunities for service on the Engage Dallas website. Students in attendance were able to receive 1-hour of general engagement credit toward their Community Engagement Proficiency and Experience with Engage Dallas. Have a program that relates to the Engage Dallas initiative or one of the 11 identified community needs? Submit your program to be marketed to SMU students and/or count toward hours required for the proficiency.