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Fighting Poverty with Passion

Field Report: A’s & Aces

“I can’t.” These two words have obstructed all of us at some point in our lives. Our thoughts have the power to debilitate us if we allow them. Renee is … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our Obsession with Punishment Part II: Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

I don’t understand our obsession with punishment. Like a carpenter with only a hammer, every problem becomes a nail; so punishment becomes the right tool for every problem when it’s … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Talk: Just Mercy

This month, I’m using my blog as a PSA opportunity rather than a recap of the previous weeks’ events. That’s not to say it hasn’t been busy, but a number … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Planting for the Future in the Upper 9th—New Orleans Fruit Tree Project

After months of preparation and planning,  New Orleans Fruit Tree Project’s “Planting for the Future” launched on October 18th in the Upper 9th Ward. I was nervous excited when this … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

I’ve had a lot of good months as a Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA. But none come close to the latest. Without question, the biggest news is that YRNO sold a home … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Godfather Januzzi

Life is beautiful. Within this last month I have actualized a lifelong dream. I am a Godfather. Godfather Januzzi. His name is Christopher and he is a Red Eared Slider. … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Like a Code Blanket – Beau Braddock

So you write in SQL code, huh? How many databases have you made? Is there any chance you could help me out with some pretty simple Python language? I’m working … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field report: Tulane City Center—John Coyle

This month at the Tulane City Center (TCC) we are once again in the exciting midst of change.  The Fall 2014 Engage Design_Build Studio class is beginning construction of the … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report—Andrew H. Wilson: Nothing Like Preseason

Sheana Turner reporting live from Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Just as the New Orleans Saints started their season so have the Wilson Wolves. This month has been full with … Continue reading

October 15, 2014

Field Report: Eden House—Helen Lindau

Fall is a time for fundraising! And in New Orleans, I am learning that there are so many creative ways to raise money for a non-profit. The first Eden House fundraiser … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment


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