During the spring semester of 2012 we had the pleasure of working with Socorro, a first year student at The George Washington University, through one of our Service Learning partnerships. Socorro provided tireless assistance to staff, volunteers, and clients during our morning meal program. Socorro was recently selected as the winner of the school's 2012 Ethics Writing Prize for her essay, titled The Man under the Tree: An Analysis of Children’s Perceptions of Homelessness.
With her permission, we invite you to read her thoughts on homelessness, her experience at Thrive DC, and the unique characteristics of children's perceptions of homelessness. (more…)