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Annoucement: LatiNOLA & EngageNOLA Looking for Volunteers

LatiNola and EngageNola would like to invite you and your organization to partner with us in “Get Out the Votes!”  Over the next week, with your collaboration of course, we … Continue reading

January 28, 2010

Field Report: VISTA Leader

“Last Friday we had our monthly community service project at the fantastic Samuel J. Green Charter School in uptown New Orleans (home of the “Edible Schoolyard” program).  Green is one … Continue reading

January 28, 2010

Field Report: New Orleans Food & Farm Network

“The New Year started a lot like the previous year ended.  The past month of weather has been difficult for the New Orleans Food & Farm Network.  In December, New Orleans … Continue reading

January 27, 2010

Field Report: Alliance for Affordable Energy

January 26th – I’m in the eighth month of my project placement, but I’m writing my first post. I find, dear reader, that I have grown accustomed to the hectic … Continue reading

January 26, 2010

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

We just created a moment! This particular volunteer came to LHA willing to do whatever she was needed to do – science, admin, art it didn’t matter as long as … Continue reading

January 25, 2010

Announcement: “Stand with Haiti” Campaign

Dear Members of the Tulane University Community: On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the Center for Public Service will launch a campaign in support of “Stand with Haiti.” “Stand with Haiti” … Continue reading

January 21, 2010

Field Report: TU Upward Bound

“This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was possibly the most fulfilling and inspiring I’ve ever spent. Following a yummy breakfast of homemade pecan waffles, three fellow VISTAs … Continue reading

January 21, 2010

Field Report: The Idea Village

The New Year has started off on a great foot for the EIC! Our tenants, MFrancis Gallery have launched an artist’s collaborative “Ninth Ward Renaissance” that will celebrate local talent … Continue reading

January 21, 2010

Field Report: The Green Project

Lately, I have been pouring much of my time and energy into creating The ReUse District in the 7th Ward, Bywater, Marigny, St. Claude, and St. Roch neighborhoods. This a … Continue reading

January 20, 2010

Field Report: Hispanic Apostolate, ESL Services

“In July I started with the Hispanic Apostolate ESL as a volunteer coordinator, and community liaison with Tulane University’s Center for Public Service. It has been a whirlwind of experiences- … Continue reading

January 19, 2010



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