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All Eyes on Us – Partnership for Youth Development

I think I found my calling. Chauffeur/ tour-guide extraordinaire. Or maybe not… In any case, my latest assignment was to guide a representative from The Afterschool Corporation’s (TASC) New York … Continue reading

November 26, 2013

Field Report: November at Eden House

As we near the end of November it is hard to believe I am finishing up my third month as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  November witnessed Eden House’s Second Annual Fundraiser, … Continue reading

November 25, 2013

Farewell, Lucy!

The SoFAB Culinary Library is open! This is exciting for me because when I first began my VISTA terms 2 years ago the museum had just purchased a building with … Continue reading

November 23, 2013

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Time flies when you’re having fun! My highlight from the past month was a Tulane VISTA roundtable hosted by Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, featuring Corporation for National and Community Service … Continue reading

November 23, 2013

Let’s torture a nautical metaphor

The word at CBNO this month has been “steady.” This past month at CBNO has seen a steady continuation of the projects I’ve been tasked with. I’ve tried to make … Continue reading

November 21, 2013

Spotlight: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

This week, the Tulane Center for Public Service is partnering with Sodexo and  various student organizations for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. All of this was started by our … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Field Report: Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

This week, we’re sending out a holiday fundraising letter to nearly 650 people. Over the last month, I’ve gathered prospective donor names (in other words, endlessly harassed our staff and … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

The Frustrations of Working to Solve Wicked Problems—Amy Bidermann

This Saturday, I attended the City of New Orleans’ Neighborhood Summit along with several other Tulane VISTAs.  The summit was a one day professional development conference featuring workshops on issues … Continue reading

November 18, 2013



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