John Encandela

As Interviewed by Alex Siegenthaler
"[For my dream project] I would form a sort of coalition of private donors and nonprofits to deal with the issue [of poverty]."
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Rehema Apio

As interviewed by Lila Madden
"Both the government and the rebels were fighting and when the two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. All the people in Northern Uganda suffered."
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Ramona Kar

As Interviewed by Deepa Telang
"I learned in the field of social work not to measure my accomplishments by outcome but by process."
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Martin Barron

As Interviewed by Austin B.
"So all of that makes me understand that I don't have anyone around me to protect me. I have to grow up, day by day, be a man and support my family. And it was hard, but I did it."
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As Interviewed by E.N.
"Johnson O’Malley is a name that came from the Johnson O’Malley Act. It was designed to create federal aid systems for Native American tribes who experienced problems associated with poverty and dominant culture pressures dealing with having their tribal lands taken from them and being moved to reservations as part of the expansion of our population."
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Deanna Hoisington

As Interviewed by Anna Poterek
"The girls were supposed to do work like ironing, taking care of the younger children and babies, cleaning and cooking, doing dishes."
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Khurshid Anwar Arfi

As Interviewed by Ezan Arfi
"Now we know those who used to discriminate [against] us – they realized it is not good and every human is equal. They realized that social segregation is not the way to go, so the segregation has almost gone."
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Mary Gatlin Hearon

As interviewed by Cade Foster
"If you can’t read, you can’t succeed."
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Joseph Moore

As Interviewed by Jane Walters
"I think the most important lesson I learned in life is you just never know what’s going to happen and that can be terrifying and it can be really exciting. I think the challenge in life is to just remain open to the possibilities that the universe puts in front of you. But you just don’t know. We think we know, and we plan, and we should plan, but we need to plan with a loose hold on our plan."
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Raymond H.

As Interviewed by Michael T.
"I lost everything. I didn't have anything when I came to Austin, and I'm talking about – I had a backpack when I got to Austin."
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Chris Pak

As Interviewed by Kanoa K.
"When I was in first grade, there was this girl that came from a very rich family, the richest girl in school, and made fun of me. I had a fight with her because she was teasing me, and I got kind of upset. The teacher told me to say sorry to her, and I didn’t."
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Sarah Wheat

As Interviewed by Clarissa Bird
"To me, civil rights means equality. It means people should all have access to the same things."
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Steve Coyle

As Interviewed by Mia Crockett
"I believe it was 1963 when someone went up to the Supreme Court and argued schools were just as segregated in the North as schools in the South. This was not officially recognized, and no one did anything about it."
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Steven Dietz

As Interviewed By Ben Wade
"I can't feed Africa, but I can feed this one kid. I can clothe this one kid and I can take care of this one kid."
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Erin Haran

As Interviewed by K. C.
"Social injustice affects how I view the world today."
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Ben Guo

As Interviewed by Allison Lee
"That time, high school graduates had to go work in the countryside and weren’t allowed to attend college."
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Pastor Lynnae Sorenson

As Interviewed by Dylan Cox
"Well, I think everywhere you go you’re going to run into these problems at different degrees, different understanding of those degrees, but I think it all does come down to, on one hand, ignorance and desire for power over other people and on the other hand, education and shared power... "
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Sara Hickman

As Interviewed by Sora Sunby
"The warden pushes his glasses up, and that’s the signal for the three men to push their buttons."
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Alan Graham

As Interviewed by Louis Handy
"We've all been alone. We've all felt ostracized to some degree, no matter who we are. The only answer to that deal is love, and it's love inside community, which is family."
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Jogi Bhagat

As Interviewed by Mihir Kamble
"It's a matter of justice. I think justice has not been done to these poor people."
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Cari Collins

As Interviewed by Amanda P.
"Instead of being Americans who come with money and time to come fix something, we just build relationships and really try to connect."
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Dr. Robert Garraty

as Interviewed by Max Stein
"I think we've made great strides. Just the fact that we have a African-American president means a lot, but I do believe there is still racism in this country."
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As Interviewed by Sreenidhi T.
"It went like any other thing that is established for a good reason; it goes wacko, to the other side."
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Jay Zapata

Elysa Naranjo
"Don't say I can't."
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Karen Gadbois

As Interviewed by Bryan Sak
"Our efforts were very successful. I mean, there were specific instances when people told us they had stopped demolitions because of the blog. There were also instances when different people who worked at the city would go and read the blog and advocate for these houses to be torn down."
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Brandon Kaung

As Interviewed by Tyler Kaung
"One thing that is very obvious to me is that if we applied to get a phone line, it would take so many years and needed bribery. If we were relatives of the military dictatorship, it would take only two days. "
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