Department of English

English Honors student Jimmy Hammond interviewed for Hunger and Homelessness Outreach

Fri, October 9, 2009

English Honors student James Hammond was recently interviewed by Fox News for his leadership in Hunger and Homelessness Outreach (H2O), a volunteer organization that promotes poverty awareness and connects UT students with Austin's hungry and homeless populations. 

The holder of 7 scholarships and fellowships, and member of 3 honor societies, Jimmy Hammond, like many English majors, is an active volunteer: in the Austin arts community (Blanton museum, filmmakers' organizations), AISD schools (speech and debate clubs), recreation centers, and charities.  He hopes to be part of Teach for America.  His Honors thesis, on a continuum with all his interests, is entitled "The Darkness of Memory: Race and Fantasy in Medieval Romance" (directed by Professor Geraldine Heng).

Every week, H2O partners with a non-profit organization that works to raise the quality of life for homeless and low-income members of the Austin community. Volunteer events include preparing and distribute food at the University United Methodist Center and Micah 6,  providing clothes through the Fig Leaf Store, and reaching out to immigrants at shelters like Casa Marianella and Posada Esperanza.

For more information, please contact h2outreach@gmail.com and visit their webpage at http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/svb/svb/Programs.html.

Watch Jimmy's interview with Fox News here:

 

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