A hand-picked group of 15 freshmen from the 135 Honors students were chosen to be a part of an urban and justice studies team. All are pursuing an interdisciplinary degree.
ACU at CitySquare equips students to live incarnationally as the hands and feet of Jesus in the world’s most vulnerable places.
ACU has launched a partnership with Dallas nonprofit CitySquare that will provide ACU students with a hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to use their talents to fight poverty.
“While in Dallas, our learning comes not only from textbooks and in-class discussions, but also from experiences, projects, and relationships formed through our investment in various communities of Dallas.”
During her sophomore year, Julie served as a member of the Justice and Urban Studies Team (JUST), a program through the Honors College at Abilene Christian University that gives students the opportunity to engage the problem of urban poverty through hands-on learning. She and members of her team worked collectively to guide over 220 elementary and middle-school students to identify specific problems in their communities, imagine solutions, carry out a project to change the problem, and share their results to their community to inspire more change.