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The unnamed student who wrote that touching story about being homeless with his young son, inspired me to participate in this CLARA project related to finding resources for students in need. With tears in my eyes I simply did not know how to react to such a story.  I am by nature a problem solver, and I wanted create a resource to help students solve such problems. This CLARA project is me taking an important step towards a possible solution.

For me, the CLARA project is only beginning.  I will continue to post resources on my website, http://tysonmcmillan.com as a central resource for anyone who would like to find individuals who specialize in helping students in need.  Through this project I learned how our advising and counseling area of my campus are already doing wonderful work in this regard.  I learned about how the United Way of Tarrant County creates a yearly Blue Book of Community resources.  After communicating with the wonderful folks in advising and counseling of my campus, I was able to give this resource to each of the Dean’s on my campus.  I now also have this printed resource at my teacher’s desk.  Of even greater significance to me was the fact that this resource is now online at http://www.tarrantcounty211.org/KeywordList.aspx?;Fort%20Worth;35844;;N;0;83010;;All . This is indeed a resource I am proud to link to in this project.

I also learned about the wonderful food pantry efforts on our campus.  In parallel to the project, I am pleased to report that I am also working on a database project for this effort.

I am very thankful to the CLARA team. Dr. Jones and team you all do a wonderful job. I am also thankful to Dr. Dreand Johnson for serving as my mentor on this project.  It is an honor to be a part of the 2011-2012 CLARA class.  I indeed have enjoyed the journey, and thank you each for sharing your educational wisdom with me.


Tyson McMillan

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 02:00
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