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Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

I officially decided not to renew a year with VISTA. As much as I have enjoyed working with YES!, I have found that it is not financially feasible for me … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Be the change YOU want to see in the WORLD!!

I have always tried to be an asset to the population I am serving. This year has been an eye opening experience in many ways. Being on a Vista team … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Drawing from my mind

The summer fellowship started yesterday – crazy how in these past couple months, time seems to just fly away. Great to get to know a new group of students; I’m … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy

After the informative plant identification workshop in April, my interest in botany and plant identification has continued to grow! In fact, I’ve taken it upon myself to create a pocket … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy

In April I was lucky enough to participate in another intensive plant identification workshop lead by renowned southern botanist Dr. Charles Allen. This workshop took place at Woodlands Trail, allowing … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

At the end of last month, we held our happy hour fundraiser, Gin & Phonics, at The Rusty Nail. Although we did not raise a significant amount from the 20% … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Subjunctive Mood

What have I been thinking about these past couple weeks? Hmmm, in no chronological order: -Realizing how I feel both confused and excited about my next steps / this upcoming … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shattering The Illusion of Service

  Somebody asked me why I chose to become a VISTA. After thinking about it for a few minutes I realized that I did not know. I never planned on … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteers are a big part of  the -day-to-day functions at the UNITY Warehouse. We currently host 22 volunteers a week. Our volunteers sort donations, make starter kits and tidy up. … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

This month’s blog entry is difficult to write. Much of my time was spent in the hospital where I lost my sister to a rare auto-immune disease that attacked her … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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