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Field Report- Eden House

2 years have come and gone since Eden House opened its doors to its first resident, and now our senior resident, Christina, will be transitioning out of the program to … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Little Bit of a Lot

Hey All! Thanks for coming back to read about what I’ve been up to at Project Homecoming! One of the things that I love about working in the office is … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Opportunity Youth, and Disconnecting the Realms of Work and Personal Life

A large and increasingly larger part of my term at Cowen Institute has been dealing with the issue that has been coined “Opportunity Youth.”  Opportunity Youth are young people 16-24 not connected to … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Counseling 101 – Beau Braddock

Hey Internet! Welcome back! Last week, I had the opportunity to complete my CTR training for the State of Louisiana. What is CTR you might ask? CTR stands for Counseling, … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

March Madness in full effect! The story of the month at YRNO is certainly all the college spring breakers we’ve had volunteering with us from around the country, with many … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oranges Are The New Black

Spring has sprung! With the beginning of spring comes the end of citrus season. I am looking forward to climbing out of the trees and spending spring at my computer. … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Surprising Finds

The only two projects now standing between me and my last day are the April newsletter and the sustainability binder to pass along to the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights’ … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Artistic Express-tionalism – Alexandra Ehrhardt

I can’t believe it. It’s already March!? LIES! Reader, the VISTA year goes by too soon. My journey through time feels like it has been cut short. Similar to the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Survey of New Orleans Elementary Schools

I recently surveyed 27 elementary schools at the New Orleans School Expo in the Superdome on behalf of a literacy working group. One of the primary purposes of the survey … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report- Andrew H. Wilson Charter School

In my last blog I talked about Wilson Charter School charter not being renewed due to receiving an “F” in School Performance for the 2013-2014 School year. At the January … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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