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Fighting Poverty with Passion

A brief sketch of the tangled systems that try to alleviate poverty

I’m sitting down outside the Dallas Public Library, warm pebble bench against my knees, scrolling through my missed calls and catching up on texts, when I see a blue edge … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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


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