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Field Report: Green Light New Orleans

Green Light New Orleans has had the pleasure of hosting a new AmeriCorps*NCCC team- Delta 7- from the Vicksburg, MS campus for the past six weeks. The team was fantastic, and their enthusiasm as they entered their first round at a host site made working with them a breeze. The team was responsible for doing daily installations, as well as taking the lead on individual projects that were assigned for the duration of their visit and, as a group, developing and implementing a refined version of our new Tip the Block initiative. They finished their spike with Green Light with a huge amount of new experience under their belts, and Green Light is immensely grateful for the efforts that each team member contributed.

The team seemed to enjoy their first round experience. Here is a reflection from one of the team members, Beau Whiteman:

“Working with Green Light New Orleans over the past seven weeks has been a great experience.  Serving alongside Andreas Hoffman and his talented crew, the members of Delta 7 have benefited from the organization’s emphasis on flexibility and community.  While carrying out existing programs across New Orleans, they also established the criteria and processes for the “Tip the Block” initiative, wherein entire city blocks are installed and program effectiveness is maximized.  As a group, Delta 7 is proud to leave behind this framework for future teams and volunteers.  Additionally, they have been glad to help in the creation and construction of a comprehensive online social network that intertwines the website, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blog.  We have learned a lot during our time in New Orleans, and feel as though we taught our sponsors quite a bit as well.  We look forward to what the future may bring for us, and wish the staff at Green Light New Orleans all the best.”

Thank you, Delta 7, from everyone at Green Light New Orleans.  

– Lindsey Roper, AmeriCorps VISTA

To learn more about Green Light New Orleans, visit their website at: http://greenlightneworleans.org.

 

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