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Field Report: Holistic Approaches in Broadmoor

“The Broadmoor Education Corridor aims to provide a holistic set of resources for education, recreation, culture, health, and individual development over an entire lifetime.” This is the mission of my … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Decade of Difference—Project Homecoming

Hey All! I’m so glad you’re back to hear about my third month at PH. Per usual, this powerhouse of a nonprofit has been busy building—not just homes, but a … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Orleans Public Education Network

This time of year is never quiet around OPEN. After wrapping up the Annual Convening, we immediately dived into the planning of OPEAS: the Orleans Public Education Awards. The goal … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plessy here, there and everywhere.

October is an important month for charter schools; the OneApp opens in November and the first round of families will be choosing a school for their children. Hence, it’s important … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report—Women With a Vision

October is often remembered as a month to raise awareness of Breast Cancer with the country seeing multiple nationwide marches and other large scale events such as the Avon Walk … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: CBNO—Emmy Schnitt

This month has been a good one at CBNO! I feel like I am finally beginning to truly understand my role within the organization. I have begun to expand my … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Cafe Reconcile

This has been a relatively quiet month at Cafe Reconcile compared to the first 2 months I’ve been here. Beyond doing my daily tasks, I’ve truly come to appreciate the … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

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


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