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Aidan M. – December Field Report

It’s hard to believe it’s already December. As I see pictures and videos of my family and friends still in the Northeast, I’m always thankful of the mild climate in … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

All in Fall

Fall in New Orleans has been amazing and I’ve been busy with volunteer management and community outreach for DiscoveryFEST with all of the amazing events that organizations have been hosting … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Advisory Council and Happy Hour

Hi errybody. The past few weeks have been very eventful for Community Works. On Thursday I lead the first ever Advisory Council meeting, which I’ve been planning for a while, … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happiness at Work

The YMCA Education Services (YES!) program just held the Corporate Cup, a 5k race made up of local companies. The event had about 1,300 runners and raised the bulk of … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Really Wheelin and the Importance of Bike Safety Education

  How a church in the Lower Ninth Ward is working to get more people on bike.   Creating a Biking Community Really Wheeling is a free bike lending program … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Halloween Community Event

It is so easy to walk by the NOLA Spaces building, an old firehouse tucked into a residential area, and not realize that inside that unassuming building are four beautiful … Continue reading

November 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Everyone Bowls- 504HealthNet Fall 2018

504HealthNet has gone through some pretty significant staff changes over the last few months. From our new Executive Director, to three new full time employees, we’ve been busy making sure … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Service in the Thanksgiving Season

A frequent source of kvetching for many VISTAs (at least from this one) is that often times we can feel very separated from the mission of our organization. Our job … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Global Green Opens its Community and Climate Action Center.

After six years since groundbreaking, It is finally here. Global Green’s Community and Climate Action Center has opened its doors this October, in the Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · Leave a comment


I’ve now been in New Orleans for a little over two months and am settling in to the new city and my work site, College Beyond. We moved offices and … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment



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