Empathy Can End Mass Atrocities

Empathy Can End Mass Atrocities

Part I: How early childhood education creates a generation of empathic leaders iACT believes that as we foster personal connections between survivors of mass atrocities and those who are willing to open their hearts and help, we change the way the world responds to...
Darfur United is Hope

Darfur United is Hope

You always hear people talking about trips that change their lives. To me, I never really understood what a “life-changing” trip would entail, not until I embarked to Sweden with the all-refugee Darfur United Men’s Team. If I am going to be completely honest, I...
They play for Darfur.

They play for Darfur.

To say the team has improved on the field is maybe one of the greater underestimations I may have made in my almost-40 years on this planet. The football is unrecognizable from the hurried chatter and enthusiasm that kicked up the unbreathable dirt in the blazing heat...
iACT Intern Spotlight: Liam Cook

iACT Intern Spotlight: Liam Cook

Hi! My name is Liam Cook and I am 17 years old and a student at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA. I have been volunteering for both iACT and Darfur United for many years, being one of the leaders of the Mustangs 4 Change Club on Mira Costa’s campus....
It’s About Pride.

It’s About Pride.

It cannot be a more stark difference. The football that Darfur United has played in the last six days at training camp in Östersund, Sweden; and the first days of tryouts back in refugee camp Djabal in eastern Chad in 2012. Through it all, Coach Mark Hodson has...
Meet Amalia Lohuis – our new intern!

Meet Amalia Lohuis – our new intern!

My name is Amalia Lohuis, and I am a student embarking on my senior year at Mira Costa High School. Coming into high school I was inspired to join Costa’s Model United Nations program — a debate team that travels around the country and world discussing the same global...

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