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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

Congrats Fred!

Congratulations to Café Reconcile’s 2016 Graduate Fred, who received the “Legacy of Service” Award in February from The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Fred was acknowledged for his hard work and commitment to … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Spotlight @ CWLA

  At Community Works of Louisiana (CWLA), we provide arts and enrichment programs all over the city. We currently serve 11 schools, and over 700 students daily. One of the … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking bout you

And by “you,” Frank Ocean means “me.” Not really, but that’s how I’ve seemed to interpret his lyric for this blog post. Anyhooo, as one of my friends told me … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

A day in the life at the Louisiana Public Health Institute

The variation in my daily tasks is probably my favorite aspect of working as an Evaluation and Research Fellow at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). From my first days … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

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