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Fighting Poverty with Passion

Professional Developments for the Soul

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post I am participating in two CPS led workshop series. The first one is led by Tom Chapel, the Chief Evaluation Officer of the … Continue reading

February 29, 2016

Field Report: Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

When I lived in New York, February was the worst.  You’ve already lived through several months of winter, it feels like it should be over, and then BAM it gets … Continue reading

February 23, 2016

When You Want to Quit – Jackie Hammers-Crowell

I’m a second term VISTA. This time last year, I was having doubts about whether I wanted to complete my first term. Like many VISTAs, there were times when I … Continue reading

February 23, 2016

Project Homecoming February Field Report_Sara Skjerli

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never … Continue reading

February 22, 2016

Field Report: BIA February 2016

Early February is Mardi Gras season in NOLA! I was so excited to have the opportunity to enjoy the parades, king cake, and Mardi Gras festivities. Mardi Gras was Tuesday, February … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

New Goals Make for New and Exciting Work

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, the Center for Restorative Approaches has been primarily focused on schools in the past couple of years. This, in turn, means that our … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Field Report January-BIA, Gordon

This year started off with a hurried pace. As cliche as it sounds, the new year has indeed brought about many changes. The BIA recently received two new interns from … Continue reading

February 18, 2016

Second Harvest Food Bank: Field Report

December was the beginning of a series of jam packed weeks. Second Harvest officially announced that the Fruit Tree Project has been adopted as their initiative and has gotten a … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

Field Report: Old Word Given New Meaning, Apprentice – Omote Ekwotafia

Apprentice seems like an old world word to me; it conjures up images of a 19th century youth covered in soot as he works alongside the town blacksmith. For a … Continue reading

February 5, 2016

Happy Human Trafficking Awareness Month!

Last month was human trafficking awareness month! It was so inspiring to see all individuals using #humantraffickingawareness to spread the word about how pervasive the issue of human trafficking is … Continue reading

February 2, 2016



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