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Family

Wow. When Liam Cook and I arrived at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I can definitely say we were both beyond nervous. I have been working with iACT helping spread awareness on the global refugee crisis for a few years now, and at that moment I couldn’t...

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Intern Spotlight: Julia Nuttall-Smith

Intern Spotlight: Julia Nuttall-Smith

Hi, my name is Julia and I have had the amazing opportunity to intern for iACT the past two summers. I live in Hermosa Beach, California, and will be a senior at Mira Costa High School this fall. My family and I first became involved with iACT in 2011. My mom, Alex...

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Intern Spotlight: Micaela Tomaro

Intern Spotlight: Micaela Tomaro

My name is Micaela Tomaro and I am one of iACT’s interns this year! I am 17 years old and a rising senior at Mira Costa High School. I first became involved with iACT through my younger brother’s soccer team. His previous coach, Mark Hodson - the current Men’s Darfur...

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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...

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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 had no...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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