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Completing My Second Year As An AmeriCorps /VISTA Volunteer (Jon Scott)

I’m finishing up on my last week as an AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteer, and as I look back on my last 24 months I know I have a lot to be thankful … Continue reading

February 28, 2014

Field Report: CBNO – Jack Duffy

How do you figure out what comes next when it’s not clear what shape the present is taking? It’s a tricky thing. I’m guessing the answer to that question has … Continue reading

February 27, 2014

Field Report: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

In the midst of updating a calendar with grant due dates, I’ve come to the sudden realization that my time with Rethink is so short. In no way is it … Continue reading

February 27, 2014

Field Report: “I Don’t Do It for the Money” LFCL – Tom Zolot

I certainly don’t work/serve for the money. It’s not that money isn’t an issue, a reason, a concern, but I am young and privileged; I could have made a lot … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Sorry I haven’t posted here in a while, but sometimes “stuff” happens. I’m definitely motivated by some of the great field reports my fellow Tulane VISTAs have filed recently. They … Continue reading

February 25, 2014

An Inconvenient Accident – Fernando Reyes (LFCL)

  Once in a while, life throws us a challenge that we’re hardly ready for. On January 30, I broke the femur in my right leg. For someone in his … Continue reading

February 24, 2014

Field Report: Eden House Does the Winter Months!

Mardi Gras 2013 — Here we go Mardi Gras 2014!!! The end of January and beginning of February have been hectic, but eventful ones for Eden House. As a New … Continue reading

February 24, 2014

Black History Month at Homer A. Plessy Community School (Sara Green)

The month of February begins Black History Month, which is an important month not only for myself but for Homer A. Plessy Community School as a whole. Historically speaking, race … Continue reading

February 22, 2014

Field Report – Cowen Institute: Advanced Placement, Advancing Possibilities

Senior year of high school, I had an extra slot in my schedule for another Advanced Placement (AP) class – AP Art History or AP Psychology? All my friends chose … Continue reading

February 21, 2014

Field Report: The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights – Sarah Edwards

As VISTAs, much of the work we do involves some variation of community engagement. Typical responsibilities are volunteer coordination, raising issue awareness, or building partnerships. While I’ve occasionally taken the … Continue reading

February 20, 2014



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