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Site Director Highlight: Paul Schmidt, Dallas

Be The Neighbor Site Directors work with local nonprofits and subject matter experts to plan a trip that teaches participants about the different topics impacting the communities they serve, and many communities around the United States. They work hard to develop our trips and we couldn't fulfill our mission to live lives of love, service, and justice without them. We find them all inspiring and want to share with you, so that you can be inspired too!


Paul Schmidt will be returning as our Site Director in Dallas, TX this summer! Groups who come to Dallas will learn about Urban Poverty.


How long have you worked as a Site Director or Intern with Be The Neighbor?


This will be my second year as a Site Director in Dallas.


What's your favorite part about being a Site Director?


My favorite part is watching the participants discover how much they can do to improve our world.


Tell us more about the justice topic that groups will focus on at your site. How does that issue impact your community?


Groups who come to Dallas will learn about Urban Poverty and how organizations in Dallas are working to combat it. Over the course of the week, we'll work at a food distribution, diaper bank, social service agency, and community garden. Social justice occurs when we are willing to see and to look at all people as Children of God.


What does your life look like when you're not being a Site Director for Be The Neighbor?


I'm a retired middle school band director. Now I mentor younger band directors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and teach some music education classes at Southern Methodist University. My wife and I enjoy travel and volunteering in several areas.

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