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Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

It has been an up and down month at YRNO.  On the upside, volunteer coordination has been going great, as I’ve booked a bevy of bunkhouse groups for 2015.  Gambel … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting Into the Spirit at Cafe Reconcile

The month of December is often associated as the season of giving, and this year, Cafe Reconcile has been able to give back to the community with the help of … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Entrepreneurship in the Big Easy

After two extensions, the Super Service Challenge is finally over. Many thanks to those who volunteered with us and made the videos! I would like to take a moment to … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Citrus

During these long, dark, cold winter months us northerners are usually busy day dreaming about how to escape to warmer climates.  Although December has been filled with warm, beautiful, sunny … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sticks and Stones and Words, O My!

When I was young I was Tommy.  To become more adult I declared that no longer would I be Tommy, but Tom.  The adult.  The strong.  Tom was a name … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Freret Neighborhood Center

So, it’s December. This month always seems to pop up and surprise me. The past few weeks have flown by rather quickly — I was able to take a bit … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report—Eden House

For most, the holidays are joyous time filled with celebration and time spent with family. For many people in recovery, it can be stressful and emotional time filled with temptations … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Surefire Way Not to Get Coal for the Holidays

The Surefire Way Not to Get Coal for the Holidays Give to your family and friends as well as your community by shopping local this holiday season. I love giving … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Righting the Ship – Moving Forward at the Cowen Institute

The last few months of work at Cowen Institute have been very up and down. This past month began with our Executive Director, John Ayers stepping down from his post. John … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report – Women With A Vision

The WWAV staff and others who work with victims of sexual assault were appalled by a damning report released last week by the city’s Inspector General that found that of … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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