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The Curse of the Last VISTA (at Eden House)

  The goal of the VISTA program at a nonprofit, they say, is to build the capacity of the organization, but this looks very different for the three VISTAs working … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Overcoming Obstacles: Something I have learnt from AmeriCorps

When I applied to be a part of the Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA team, I wanted to expose myself to working with at risk youth, low – income families, and minorities … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lessons

I find that as I get older, time passes faster than it did in my younger years. It was once the case where a year would drag, where one year … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hello April_Project Homecoming Field report by Sara Skjerli

“We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Second Harvest Food Bank

May has been a pretty smooth month. Now that gleaning has died down I have been able to focus more on the garden and capacity building.  Before it was a … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Second Harvest Food Bank

If May was a breeze than June was a burn. Boy did the sun make an appearance this month and it wasn’t even a full month of summer. There were … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Second Harvest Food Bank

We were able to reach the goal I wanted to make which was to collected 10,000 lbs of harvested fruit for the first time I think! We also had a lot … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Highlights Two Months In

I feel like these past two months have kinda sped by. Some highlights: VISTA and City Center (more on that below) related news: -Tulane City Center officially changed its name … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field report: June-BIA

June was a relatively busy month for me because of all the changes that appeared to be occurring simultaneously.  As I mentioned last month, the food coordinators will be taking … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

BIA Field Report- May

During the month of  May, my organization initiated the planning and preliminary data gathering process for our five year strategic plan for the BIA. So, I’ve been assisting in gathering … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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