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The Challenge Circle

“A good place to be is in the challenge circle,” she said. It was my second day into my first job in college. The challenge circle, the group leader went … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report| Tulane City Center

The past month has been my most challenging and rewarding time as a VISTA. With Emilie out on maternity leave, I had to take on more responsibilities as Project Manager and coordinate our … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Women with a Vision – Julia Turkevich

Hello from Women with a Vision! My name is Julia, and I will be working as a Program Assistant during my 2015-2016 VISTA service year. My first responsibility in this … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

The summer continues to move quickly by at Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights.  At the end of July, we hosted a screening of 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, a documentary … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment


August has been a month of continual growth and change for me as a new VISTA! Moving from Baton Rouge seemed to be an easy task, but the Sunday after … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Field Report: Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center

My name is Angellica Gordon and I am serving as a Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow at the Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA). My first day in the office of the BIA … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

AmeriCorps Potlucks: Season 2: Episode 1

My second year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Center for Public Service at Tulane began with meeting the 22 people I will be spending the next 52 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

I just experienced the most terrific two years of my life.  A life—mind you—that was very, very good up until that point.  For those who know me best, you know … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

My very first steps as a Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow

The day has finally arrived when I will be serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in New Orleans, a city that helped me grow so much in my four years as … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Second Harvest Foodbank

Today marks my first blog post, so I’ll formally introduce myself. My name is Geordan Lightfoot Smith and I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri. I studied civil engineering … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · Leave a comment


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