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Field Report: A’s & Aces – Chao Li

The month of August has been very busy for A’s & Aces. Towards the beginning of August, children are heading back to school. This means we have to start programming with very little time to prepare since we only had a couple of weeks break after summer camp. This year, we are programming in-school at Arise Academy and at Mildred Osborne Elementary from 9-2 PM every school day.

When school started, programming at Osborne started with only a few days of delay. However, it took many weeks for Arise Academy to set the schedules for the children. It was only after the scheduling was completed that we were able to start programming for our kids towards the end of the month.

1039751_10151447803241968_134449461_oWith regular programming at Arise and Osborne going smoothly, we started to focus on our after school programming. We were planning on programming at 3 different locations: Dillard University, Pontchartrain Park, and International School of Louisiana. Then, we found out that ISL no longer had room for us to do programming. So, we found another location to take its place, Gentilly Terrace. Currently, only the Dillard University after school program is functional. We are still waiting on the applications and enrollment of children for the other sites.

1013526_10151423905976968_1632158626_nWith all the curve balls thrown at us through the month of August, we made it through. With the end of August, comes the end of the Auctions in August Event that we participated in. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, we will be able to receive the money from our donated items.

Until next time….

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This entry was posted on September 9, 2013 by in VISTA Field Reports.

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