Fighting Poverty with Passion
My year of serving America is up! As I look back on the past year of work with Tulane, Americorps and evacuteer.org, I can’t help but pull on my incredibly long grey beard and feel very wise, very wise indeed. Here are a few things I wish I had known when I started my service:
I am so happy to have completed my service and am excited to say that I will be staying on with my organization, in a part-time capacity to continue the work that I have done. This year has been wild to say the least. And it’s easy to look back on it with rose-tinted glasses. It was harder than that. It was grueling and stressful at times. I had days where I forgot why I was doing this in the first place. But the few bad days were outweighed by great accomplishments.
Finally, thanks to all my fellow VISTAs, old and new, great VISTA leaders Ben and Cassie and all the wonderful people I have met along the way!
– Emma Storm Herr, Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA, Evacuteer.Org.