Entries by Daniel Simonds

Who We Stand Beside

It is through the friendships that form via accompaniment that we begin to understand that it is not about what we do, but who we are, and who we, then, decide to stand beside. 

Lived It, Studied It: Redefining Education at Homeboy Industries

Every American has some form of access to education, but most Americans do not know what it’s like to be a gang member—this is where Homeboy Industries comes into the picture.

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.