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“Organized” Hot Mess

How does a girl stay organized in this technologically advanced world where there is an app for it on every corner, a Google program, or planners available in a single … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Community Calendar

It’s important to know what is going on in your community.  As Outreach Coordinator, it’s kind of my job to know.  I searched all over online for some sort of … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seeds to Saplings

I’m excited to announce that I began teaching the Seeds to Saplings program this month! For those of you who are unfamiliar, Seeds to Saplings is Woodlands Conservancy’s education program … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Aidan M. – October Field Report

Since moving here in 2017, I have tried my best to explore my new city and community as much as possible. New Orleans is full of fun things, from number … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

A small glimmer of hope

Hi all! I’m Shannon and I moved down here to New Orleans a little over a month ago from Pittsburgh to start my term of service as the Development VISTA … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Community Works n Me

Hi Everybody! I hope you’re all feeling good at your sites, as you really settle in and get comfortable. Sometimes the honeymoon phase ends and you’re like “Oh, I’m still … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

On Being an AmeriCorps Vista

A year ago, if one would have asked me about serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, I would not have much of an answer. Yet here I am being a civic … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

First Take – NOLA Edition

Hi Everyone! My name is Michelle and I am the current Vista member at College Beyond, a nonprofit here in New Orleans that helps college students succeed. My current duties … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Red Lights: Optional

Hi, everyone! I’m Emma and I am the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator with the non-profit, DiscoveryFEST Enrichment Program. This non-profit helps provide quality recess, after school, and camp programs for … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Google Calendar: A Love Story in Three Parts

Hey y’all! My name is Emily, and this year I’ll be working with unCommon Construction. Now that we know each other, let’s get into the real reason I’m writing this … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · 1 Comment



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