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Field Report: Puentes New Orleans


My 5th month is coming to an end. Time is really flying – This past month we successfully executed the LatiNola Vote’s registration drives and the Welcoming Louisiana documentary screening that I mentioned in the last field report. We had a nice turn out at the Congo Square Fest and registered close to 50 people, some re-registering as Latinos which was great. Also the documentary screening went amazingly and we actually went over our scheduled time substantially because the post dialogue was that well participated in. We are now planning more of these events that will take place over the next few weeks. Other than that, there are some technical difficulties with our newsletter configuration and I have had the pleasure of meeting with our tech guy a few times, putting my Spanish to the text since he doesn’t speak much English. Also, Tulane faculty volunteered for City Park and we really got out hands dirty. My group was originally supposed to have 75 volunteers and we ended up have 7. With the 7 we planted nearly 200 cypress trees. Later, 12 more were brought over to our site and we mulched trails.  I might have stepped in an ant pile BUT I avoided falling caterpillars. Below are some photos from our events. Enjoy! My next field report I will be half way done with my year of service! Craziness!


Congo Square Fest LatiNola Votes Drive

Screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville” at UNO

Breakin’ a sweat on top of a mulch pile at City Park with Devon.

-Sadira Glendenning, Tulane CPS AmeriCorps VISTA, Puentes New Orleans




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2 comments on “Field Report: Puentes New Orleans

  1. Ben
    May 9, 2012

    Love your instagram pic!

  2. Emily
    April 12, 2012

    Cant believe you have already been down there for 5 months! Sounds like you are doing great things!

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