Entries by Daniel Simonds

Homies Sit in Front: Homeboy Industries Assumes its Voice in the Classroom

Homies—a familiial term used at Homeboy Industries—in higher education harness their resilience accumulated through years of profound life experience.

Day 16 | Returning to Themselves

“At Homeboy Industries, education breaks cycles of social resource inequities and racial oppression. And, like a tree planted beside the waters, I return to myself through communion with homies in higher education.”

Christ Before Me, Christ Behind Me: God Made Visible through a Year of Teaching

As a Jesuit Volunteer, in the face of injustice I can eschew an attitude of charity and, instead, embrace what welcomes relationship: accompaniment.