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The End of the Beginning – Alexandra Ehrhardt

I write this blog post near the brink of tears at APEX Youth Center on July 2, 2015. This morning brought two serious conversations, more than four physical violence situations, … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Bounce Back – Beau Braddock

I’m currently writing this blog post with only a few weeks left in my service year as a Tulane VISTA Fellow. It is a very odd feeling when you realize that … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Parting Ways with OPEN

One of my last staff meetings at OPEN was a very inspiring one. At this meeting, we took time to cut out pieces and pictures from magazines that inspire our … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Au Revoir

I can’t believe this is my last blog post for Tulane VISTA! When I was a kid adults were always complaining that “time was flying by”, “where does the time … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cowen Institute Field Report – Evolution

Last week, I had the chance to sit in on the Cowen Institute’s first Board of Advisors convening. There was a board previously, but the new advisory board has mostly … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Tulane City Center

This month has been exciting; we officially launched our summer program on June 1st which is our 2015 Public Interest Design Fellowship. I will be managing 5 interns over the … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Workshops Prepare Local Businesses to Bounce Back, Better 

Disasters of any type can be costly for businesses in many ways and even result in permanent closure. Preparing for disasters and helping businesses recover from disruptions effectively is the … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Does The Future Hold? More Service! – Neal Dixit

About a month ago, I was discussing the new technology of self-driving cars with my VISTA supervisor over lunch. Although it will surely make millions of jobs unnecessary (e.g. taxi … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Eden House – Helen Lindau

At this point in my VISTA term, I only have about 2.5 months left at Eden House! It is crazy to think about not coming to work here every day … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money! Still not halfway through the year and YRNO has already topped our 2014 total for bunkhouse revenue and volunteer donations!  And no, that doesn’t … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment


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