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Happy Human Trafficking Awareness Month!

Last month was human trafficking awareness month! It was so inspiring to see all individuals using #humantraffickingawareness to spread the word about how pervasive the issue of human trafficking is … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Recovery and The Holidays at Eden House

Recovery is a process. If there is one thing that December has taught me it is that for things like recovery, you truly have to take it one day at … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Maybe Cecil Just Isn’t Your Lion – Omote Ekwotafia

Regardless of the worthwhile social issue at hand, there seems to be someone against it. A lot of times, the reason for dissonance is that Issue “A” just doesn’t seem … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Louisiana Public Health Institute – Jackie Hammers-Crowell

I’m spending my year working at the Louisiana Public Health Institute. As you can see, our offices are right across the street from the Superdome. We take up an entire floor … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up and Starting Anew: Project Homecoming_Sara Skjerli

The past six months have flown by! It seems like yesterday that I arrived in New Orleans and started working at Project Homecoming! So much has happened since my last … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: BIA December

After completing the Thanksgiving Assistance  last month, my next challenge was planning, promoting, and organizing a screening of the documentary  The Raising of America at the Arts and Wellness Center on … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Happy holidays from Women With A Vision!

Looking at December in review, this is what happened at WWAV! :) This month, three new staff members joined our team. Introducing Nia Weeks (Director of Policy & Advocacy), Nakita Shavers … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shop Small, Y’all!

During November and December, StayLocal’s main focus is our Shop Local for the Holidays marketing campaign. We challenge New Orleanians to do 100% of their shopping locally in support of … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Field Report: November at Women With A Vision

Autumn greetings from Women With A Vision! Let me catch you up on the busy month of November for us… On November 3, our Executive Director, Deon Haywood, spoke at … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment


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