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Virtues of White Liberalism

I have trouble communicating with individuals who believe they are guided by the most ethical, most altruistic, most intelligent moral compasses. Often in conversations, these individuals express their disdain for … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy- Carly

This past weekend, my organization very graciously paid for me to attend an intensive plant identification workshop. Dr. Charles Allen, one of the top botanists in the south, hosted the … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

unCommon Construction Blog #3

Hi readers, I don’t feel like I have to much to share since my previous blog post, despite it being over a month ago. I spent a lot of November … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Us vs. Them: Working With and Not For Communities

“If you’ve come to help me you’re wasting your time. But if you’ve come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson with … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Finding Common Ground

A couple of months ago I was filling my water bottle at the water cooler in Tulane Center for Public Service’s lobby and picked up a postcard advertising a training … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Mayor Mitch Landrieu City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit 2016

  On November 19, 2016, Mayor Landrieu’s Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted the City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. This year’s theme was Celebrating Neighborhoods: Embracing the Power of Collaboration. For many … Continue reading

November 25, 2016

Rebuilding New Orleans through Public and Private Collaborations with the 36th Annual YMCA Corporate Cup Race

Throughout the year, many different organizations within the city of New Orleans host events to advocate for a cause that is relevant to the city’s needs. On November 12, 2016, … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie

Corporate Cup is in LESS THAN 48 HOURS. These past several months have all boiled down to this day. I think we’re all ready for it to be over and … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Gratitude In Action

Tracy Dillon, pictured with UNITY Housing Specialist, Stephanie Kawalski With the upcoming holidays I can’t help but think of all the homeless people in New Orleans. What will they be … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

So, What Does it Take to be Community?

New Orleans is a vibrant city! After being here for just a couple days, I recognized that it was full of great entertainment, a friendly demeanor, and great food. Like most cities, although … Continue reading

November 4, 2016



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