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Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Bonus time! While this was originally scheduled to be my farewell field report, my VISTA life has been extended by a few weeks since my Louisiana Delta Service Corps replacement … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

June started off with a long-awaited move to LCCR’s new office space.  We left our cramped, essentially windowless quarters behind for bright, spacious digs in the new Juvenile Justice Center … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A huge thank you!

As we wrap up with our End of Service presentations and events, I realize how much gratitude has been building in me since the beginning of the year. I am … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Up, Up, and Away

The newly renovated Arts & Wellness Center is finally ready to welcome neighborhood residents! Recently opened at 3900 General Taylor (on the old St. Mathias School campus), the Arts & Wellness Center … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Live in New Orleans once, leave before she….

Baz Lurhmann’s Sunscreen song: “Live in New York City once, leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.” I’ll be … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The End of the Beginning – Alexandra Ehrhardt

I write this blog post near the brink of tears at APEX Youth Center on July 2, 2015. This morning brought two serious conversations, more than four physical violence situations, … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Bounce Back – Beau Braddock

I’m currently writing this blog post with only a few weeks left in my service year as a Tulane VISTA Fellow. It is a very odd feeling when you realize that … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Parting Ways with OPEN

One of my last staff meetings at OPEN was a very inspiring one. At this meeting, we took time to cut out pieces and pictures from magazines that inspire our … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Au Revoir

I can’t believe this is my last blog post for Tulane VISTA! When I was a kid adults were always complaining that “time was flying by”, “where does the time … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cowen Institute Field Report – Evolution

Last week, I had the chance to sit in on the Cowen Institute’s first Board of Advisors convening. There was a board previously, but the new advisory board has mostly … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment


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