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Field Report: Firstline Schools

It occurred to me at some point that one of the most important skills to have is the ability to build bridges. While my placement at FirstLine may sometimes be … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Field Report: A’s & Aces

Call me Ishmael. That may be the next thing I try to stand out in Tulane’s VISTA crew; as John “Jack” Duffy I’m joining a group that already has two … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

Field Report: Apex Youth Center

And it has begun…The first month of my experience at APEX had plenty of highs and several challenges. New Orleans has been very welcoming – save getting around downtown (funky … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

Field Report: Kedila Family Learning Services

In spite of Hurricane Isaac, this month has been a productive one for Kedila as we have worked to prepare for our After School program.  For the first time, Kedila … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

Field Report: Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac has come and gone, but in its wake it gave me much to think about. During and shortly after the storm some of my fellow VISTAs went to … Continue reading

September 17, 2012

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

  I can’t believe it’s been another month already! Before Isaac came along, I had anticipated that I would use this blog to provide an update on what has been … Continue reading

September 7, 2012

Field Report: Firstline Charter Schools

I write this field report – my first – the week after Hurricane Isaac shut down the city for nearly a week. As always, we continue on. And so I … Continue reading

September 5, 2012

Field Report: ARISE Academy

  In the past weeks I have learned more about the city of New Orleans than I have in the previous 3 years that I’ve lived here. Being able to … Continue reading

September 4, 2012

Field Report: Alliance for Affordable Energy

NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE   To me the end of  August will always represent the end of summer. In Pennsylvania, where I grew up, the summer weather was never … Continue reading

September 4, 2012



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