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Field Report 5: Amaya Hampton-Operation Spark

Operation Spark had some extra noise in January. We held info sessions every week in January except the week of the freeze that took over the city. One of our … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

“It’s HAVOC you Fear”

Those who know me, know that I am a basketball fanatic especially when it comes to college and those VCU Rams. Although basketball was never my personal forte due to … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Environment of Enrichment

I majored in Sociology and Political Science. It took me until my Sophomore year of college to really understand the extent of the social structures at work within our world. … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Second Wind: A Playlist

    I can always find a reason to not follow through on things I want to accomplish.  In fact, I can always think of a way to stop myself … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Field Report 4: Amaya Hampton- Operation Spark

December was a pretty quiet month at Operation Spark. We held an info session every week except the during the week of Christmas. I have started calling people in the … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fighting Discouragement​ and the Reluctance to Change

Whether you are from New Orleans or a non-native how often have you heard the term “people from New Orleans don’t change” or “that’s just New Orleans”?  While part of … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Water Collaborative – It’s a new year.

We had our end of the year Annual Meeting and Holiday Social for the Water Collaborative at the end of 2017. It ended up being a productive meeting and a … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment


Blog 3: In Knead of Dough… December was a month where I took advantage of an array of money making opportunities. Most via my auditing and quality control work, others … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment


Blog 2: A B.I.G. Treat… In October, Girl Scouts Louisiana East hosts its annual B.I.G. (Believe in Girl) Event which took place at the University of New Orleans. Not only was … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

We recently welcomed our newest class of Greenway Ambassadors, community members that serve as our boots on the ground to help us spread the word about the Greenway and to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · Leave a comment


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