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April at Rethink

Although slow at first, April has been a month that’s proven to be the beginning of some critical planning for Rethink’s Summer Leadership Institute. I’m not even sure when the ball … Continue reading

April 30, 2014

Field Report: CBNO — April 2014 aka January Strikes Back

I had a muddled draft of a blog post half-written for this month about the difficulty of defining a VISTA when something—this video (sorry for Buzzfeed)—reminded me of service I … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Chapter Meeting: Next Wednesday 4/30, 6:30pm at Twelve Mile Limit

Originally posted on AmeriCorps Alums NOLA:
Just a quick reminder that we’ll have our bi-monthly chapter meeting NEXT Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30pm – at Twelve Mile Limit.  We’re due…

April 24, 2014

PYD vs. Puppies – Emily Kamin

It’s something I’ve known for a long time. I’ve tried to deny it and convince myself otherwise but it’s a harsh truth I can avoid no longer. The truth is… … Continue reading

April 24, 2014

Field Report: ARISE Academy – Natalie Wiggins

LEAP into testing! This past week our 3rd-6th graders have been knee deep in tests. They have been pushing through, and everything has been going well! My love and respect … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

Field Report: Homer A. Plessy Community School

   This past month has been  busy time for me both personally and professionally. I celebrated my first birthday in New Orleans with fellow VISTA’s as well as with the … Continue reading

April 22, 2014

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

It’s nearly impossible to fathom that I’m already three-quarters of the way through my AmeriCorps term.  I have a broken clock in my room that runs at double speed, and … Continue reading

April 21, 2014

Field Report: April at Eden House!

Spring at Eden House has been a bright one thus far.  We have celebrated major milestones, birthdays, and our wonderful volunteers!  I have been thinking a lot about leaps this … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

Reflections on a Service Year—Amy Biedermann

April always seems like one of the busiest months in New Orleans, at least for me.  It’s when crawfish boil season starts up in earnest and when some of city’s … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

Field Report: A’s & Aces

The month of March has been a hectic month for A’s & Aces. There were so many events and programs going on, there was not much time to sort attendance … Continue reading

April 2, 2014



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