I was met with open arms and open minds. It has been an honor to have been given the opportunity to be a part of your community. I have always desired to be a change agent, and I have truly seen this here at AFSC. The dedication to the values and belief of social justice is very evident here; represented by passion and desire to bring light into dark situations.
My time here has been an experience that I will cherish and remember all of my life. I have learned so much about myself, what my challenges are but more importantly my strengths. I have felt very much taken care of and embraced by Roena, Ira and the board members; offering much support in my learning. This was a great example for me to see and hope to give to others when it is my turn to mentor.
It has been very rewarding to work with the Iraqi refugee family. They are such a beautiful family. I have realized how much I love working with other cultures even more so and confirmed my desire to do so in the future.
Learning, embracing and watching your passion, empathy, and actions taken in effort to react to your values , I have gained a backbone in what I feel justice looks like. I have always believed it is love seen in public, your example of what courage means to reveal the pains of our society. While many other public functions would rather turn their heads instead of their eyes to see the blight that is in our community, society, and world.
This season has been a time of growth and transformation. I hope to continue to embrace the next period as I did this. May justice prevail.