Fighting Poverty with Passion
Last week, Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans inducted the first cohort of our 2011-2012 State and National AmeriCorps at the Southern Food And Beverage Museum (thanks, Meaghan!). One of our speakers was Sandy Dochen, who is the Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas at IBM. The best advice he gave to our new AmeriCorps was a quote his grandfather always told him: “If you’re too big to do the small things, then you are too small to do big things.” I really think that it is a piece of advice that all AmeriCorps should carry with them.
– Christina Caryl, Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA, Communities in Schools Greater New Orleans. Visit Communities in Schools Greater New Orleans, to learn more about the outreach program and volunteer opportunities in your area.