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Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Dolla dolla bill$, y’all. The big news of the month is that YRNO raised upwards of $14,000 on GiveNOLA Day, thanks at least in part to my “dime a day” … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Tulane City Center

For the past few months we have been in a Strategic Planning process, with long, productive meetings each week with our staff and consultants.  It has been an interesting process to … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report-Eden House

On April 19th, the Eden House community celebrated our first graduate, Christina!! I was in charge of planning the graduation and I must say, I am very proud how it … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

StayLocal’s New Source NOLA Initiative Encourages Businesses To Source Locally

StayLocal is kicking off Source NOLA, a summer-long initiative that encourages businesses to switch to a local service provider in some area of their business. Through Source NOLA, StayLocal aims … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Opportunity Cost Is An Opportunity Lost

“Opportunity cost is an opportunity lost.” I’m sure everyone can remember this mantra from high school economics class. It’s a classic saying that reminds you to think of the hidden … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Taboo of Meeting Strangers – Alexandra Ehrhardt

With all of my gratitude resounding ever so greatly, I moved away from writing down my grateful things every day and feeling it. I remind myself of the things worth … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lightswitches and Mulligans

In our restorative trainings we often say that becoming a more restorative person isn’t something someone can suddenly turn on; it’s a process.  There’s no magic lightswitch we could flip … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Are you Ready?

April has been the busiest month yet. Serving at an intermediary organization means doing behind the scenes work. Much of my time is spent in front of a computer or … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

April Field Report: Orleans Public Education Network

This month was my favorite so far this year for several reasons. One, the parents in our PLTI program have graduated in a beautiful ceremony that my writing can’t bring justice … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

April Field Report: CBNO

This past month has been full of hard work. The playground build at Dolores T. Aaron went really well, and I appreciate so many of the VISTAs helping out. John Coyle and … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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