Gabrielle Caddell, SEED School of Maryland

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A lifelong traveler, Gabrielle took a leap of faith and moved from Oklahoma City to Baltimore to serve as Volunteer Maryland Coordinator with SEED School of Maryland. A graduate of Westminster College, Gabrielle sums up her approach to life by saying, “I believe that as a human it is my life’s work to serve those around me. It is not our place to harm one another but our responsibility to uplift each other. As we continually learn how to focus that responsibility on those that surround us, it creates community, a key component of a joyful and fulfilling life. When service and community intertwine it creates compassion. Compassion leads to understanding. Understanding leads to action. Action leads to change.”

As she recruits Tutors and other volunteers who will provide after school services for SEED School students, Gabrielle hopes to live out her philosophy. Along the way, she hopes to sharpen her professional skills, including public speaking, writing and reporting. She knows her year of service will be both rewarding and challenging, and to that she says, “I want to be the person who understands challenges are not a reason to give up, but rather a reason to try harder.”



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