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Field Report: A’s & Aces-Mary Foley

Hi, my name is Mary Foley and I am the new VISTA at A’s & Aces. I graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a BA in International Relations and … Continue reading

August 28, 2014

Gladiators in Suits – Olivia Ding

My name is Olivia and this is my first year with AmeriCorps VISTA. When I was first introduced to OPEN (Orleans Public Education Network), I understood the big picture only: … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Rosa Keller Community Center

Greetings blog! My name is Brianna Reddeman and I am so excited to begin my year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. I’m a recent Tulane graduate with a degree in French … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Back to (Elementary) School

Hello all, My name is Neal Dixit and I am a 5-week-old AmeriCorps VISTA member working at Homer A. Plessy Community School in the 7th ward. If the name Plessy sounds familiar, you’re correct in … Continue reading

August 24, 2014

New Orleans Fruit Tree Project – Cait Donohue

Hi! My name is Cait Donohue and I was born and raised in quiet Concord, New Hampshire. You probably know NH for its popular state motto- “Live Free or Die”.  After … Continue reading

August 24, 2014

Beginnings are in the mind – Tom Zolot – Center for Restorative Approaches

I am very excited to be starting my next AmeriCorps VISTA year but I have to say, beginnings are always strange to me.  Beginnings exist in dichotomy  with endings, either those … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report – Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights: Sarah E

Three months and three gray hairs later, I am working on my last merger-related project. Unfortunately, that project is planning an event. For over 150 people. I don’t know what … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Ch-ching! That’s the sound ringing in my head these days with every YRNO grant victory.  This month, we won THREE more! The first from the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Pratt-Stanton … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Attitude of Gratitude

New Orleans, August, 2012 I’ve been thinking long and hard about this final VISTA blog post.  In many ways this is something of a false ending.  After this Friday I … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shang Wu – Wonderful First Month at Cafe Reconcile

Hello everybody, My name is Shang Wu and I’ll be the very first AmeriCorps VISTA working with Cafe Reconcile. I’m a recent graduate from Tulane University with a B.S. in … Continue reading

August 19, 2014


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