Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel

Lisa is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She is working on an Engaged Learning project during summer 2014 and also was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is volunteering with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel.

A Markets and Culture perspective on immigration

After serving with The Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel, I asked myself one question: Why do Ethiopian-Israelis have a harder time integrating into Israeli society than other immigrant groups? Coming from a Markets and Culture perspective, I realized that one very influential reason is that there is a huge culture gap between Ethiopian-Israelis and Israelis. Transitioning from a “developing nation with a rural economy” to a “Western country with a high-tech market economy” does not come without its problems (“History”). Israel maintains a very innovative, high-tech economy, having “the highest concentration of engineers and research and development spending in the world” (Senor & Singer, 9). Not only that, [...]

2014-09-04T15:46:16+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel|

Three girls’ nights, three learning experiences

There have been many highlights during my time at ENP, but some of my favorites were the girls' nights that I planned and led. The girls’ nights were my way of building self-confidence within the girls as well as developing unity between them. Each girls' night we would eat food from a different culture and then participate in various activities. For the first girls’ night I had planned for the girls to each make their own pizza on pita bread, decorate their own journal, create a family crest, and have fun with a few icebreakers and games. Being the first time I was leading a girls’ night, the evening came with some unexpected struggles. Not all of the girls wanted to [...]

2014-08-07T17:38:08+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel|

Fun and learning at a youth outreach center

Lisa is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She 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. She is working with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel.

2014-07-25T10:30:02+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel|