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Urban Heroes 2016: One Small Step

  Last year, my organization hosted the 2016 Urban Heroes Celebration. This event is our annual fundraiser in partnership with the Urban Conservancy our parent organization. At this event, community … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Photographic Exchange for the First Half of My VISTA Year

Happy New Year! Below is a mini photo album that captures my first year of VISTA. Enjoy.         ❤ Bri

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

It’s 2017—well Chinese New Year isn’t until later this month, but alas the world revolves around the Western calendar. This means it’s tax season, which means I have to look … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Defining my role: Incorporating Youth Voices

A large part of my job in my first two months has been defining my job; identifying the places where my experiences and skill set would serve as an asset … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coping with saying no, when you’re a sucker for saying yes

Disclaimer: I apologize if this blog title sounds slightly informal but in the moment this title was the most accurate way I could describe my feeling about the subject. Saying … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lessons on Connecting University Resources to Community Organizations

I have come to understand that as VISTAs under the Tulane Center for Public Service, we are supposed to serve as a liason between our organizations and the University. For … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Celebrating the Lafitte Greenway in 2017

2o17 is proving to be an exciting year for the Friends of Lafitte Greenway. New trees, plant growth, and users. It is always a pleasure to see and meet my … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Building New Orleans Now!

On Friday December 9th, 2016 Project Homecoming hosted our 4th Annual Homecoming Affair, Building New Orleans Now Holiday Gala. This year we celebrated the evolving landscape of New Orleans by … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fresh Phở, Broken Spirits

I’m spending my winter break alone with my mother, for the first time in many years. This holiday season, we are not planning to prepare elaborate dinners or to bake … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · 5 Comments


This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about accessiblity: resource sharing, what it means to make resources accessible, how to open up the crazy world of non-profit fundraising to people … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 1 Comment


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