Students in Ed Reed’s World Poverty course received a real-world perspective on homelessness when they visited Tent City 3 last month. The assistant professor in Matteo Ricci College led 25 students to homeless encampment, which was hosted at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill. They were joined by M. Barrett Miller, managing director of Let Kids Be Kids, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children on poverty, homeless, HIV/AIDS, social justice and environmental issues. “I was proud to have played a role in this visit as well as being enormously honored by these students reading View from the Tent
(the book Miller compiled) as one of their class readings prior to this visit,” Miller said. “Thank you Dr. Reed for stretching education out into the real world of day to day survival for some in our community.” You can visit Elise
to see two students share their thoughts on the visit. SU hosted Tent City 3 on its campus in 2005.