Beyond the classroom

POSTED BY: Mike Thee
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
TentCity3_EdReedStudents 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 and Cody to see two students share their thoughts on the visit. SU hosted Tent City 3 on its campus in 2005.

FROM: Pat Whitney
POSTED ON: Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This is truly inspirational! It is also noteworthy that Miller is a proud SU grad who generously gives his time in offering to create opportunities for university students, faculty, staff and alumni to reach out to the marginalized in our community. In a truly Ignatian way, he believes that understanding, rather than a handout, is the start to all social change. His books on AIDS, homelessness and the challenges to youth are life-changing!

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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 and Cody to see two students share their thoughts on the visit. SU hosted Tent City 3 on its campus in 2005.

Posted by Mike Thee at 05/08/2012 12:06:05 PM | 


This is truly inspirational! It is also noteworthy that Miller is a proud SU grad who generously gives his time in offering to create opportunities for university students, faculty, staff and alumni to reach out to the marginalized in our community. In a truly Ignatian way, he believes that understanding, rather than a handout, is the start to all social change. His books on AIDS, homelessness and the challenges to youth are life-changing!
Posted by: Pat Whitney ( Email ) at 5/9/2012 5:47 PM


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