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Amaya Hampton- Field Report 8

It’s been really busy at Operation Spark since my last blog post. Our last Prep session that started on May 7 had over 40 students! Unfortunately, less than half of … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Aidan M – June Field Report

To me, one of the things I have most enjoyed about New Orleans is the non-stop array of events that come to the city. Seemingly, every weekend I need to … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Rush (and we ain’t talkin’ bout adrenaline)

My first job in high school was working at Domino’s Pizza. In true American Dream fashion I worked my way up the ladder quickly from being the girl on phones … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

May 2018 – Right Trash

Firstly, I’d like to apologize to all of my followers about my lack of blog activity over the past few months, I’ve been so wrapped up in life I forgot … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Field Report 7: Operation Spark

Things are moving along as usual at Operation Spark. We started a new Prep session on March 15. We had about 35 students enrolled but less than 15 moved onto … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

From Gardens to Business Pitches: The Path of an ESO

In the months since I last wrote in November, Fund 17 has had many Kodak moments. The first annual Fund 17 Fall Market and Mixer fundraiser in November was a … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Field Report 6: Education Research

As a VISTA member working for an education based nonprofit, I continue to find myself reflecting on the intricacies of the education system here in New Orleans. My last post … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trash – use less plastic

I am trying to use as little plastic as possible. This includes packaging from food and everything else I own. Obviously I’m not just going to throw out everything I … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Miss Ellie Kutschera the Philanthropist

What is Philanthropy?  Webster’s state, it is goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially an active effort to promote human welfare. How old do you have to be … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to win the office bracket pool!

March Madness is upon us, although this guide is kind of late to bracket picking hopefully it will be a guide for 2019. Step 1: Work in an office where … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment



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