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Eric Smith

Eric Smith
Eric was born and raised in rural villages in DR Congo, Africa, to American parents serving as educators. After completing his undergraduate degree at Taylor University in the USA, he returned to work in DR Congo and Uganda, applying community development principles and practices in the international development setting. Eric returned to the USA to complete his Master’s degree in Community Development from North Dakota State University. During this time, he also worked on neighbourhood revitalization initiatives in urban centres in Ohio and sustainable economic development efforts in the rural towns of Central Appalachia. Eric brings to his current role as a Community Engagement Coordinator with Heifer International a passion for building communities in which ALL people can thrive and attain their highest potential. Eric and his wife, Martha, enjoy participating in their two children’s growth in Ohio.

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Passing on the Gift

Posted by Eric Smith on June 11, 2019

The great thing about Tamarack is that we are a network of learners with some great examples of people, organizations and communities that are putting this basic concept into practice. Consider just a couple of the examples featured in the 2018 Annual Report.

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