Tulane VISTA Blog

Fighting Poverty with Passion

Getting Started

Three weeks ago I arrived to my site and I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Working at non-profit that specializes in helping disadvantaged business … Continue reading

January 31, 2017

Congratulations Chef Joe!

Chef Joron Smith has worked at Café Reconcile for almost 14 years and has served as a positive role model and inspiration to hundreds of Reconcile Youth. In December, Chef … Continue reading

January 31, 2017

The Cost of Service

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Almost – Random thoughts (among them on becoming a teacher)

I feel like this year has confirmed that I want to pursue teaching in some capacity (whether that’s teaching bookbinding at a party, or helping someone figure out their statement … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Systems We Lack

What I enjoy most about the Tulane AmeriCorp VISTA program is that I get to connect with people from different cities, engage in service throughout the city of New Orleans, … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

unCommon Construction Blog #5

Hi everyone, I don’t have too much to report from unCommon Construction since my last blog. We’ve been in between semesters so most of what has been going on is … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

January Field Report From Project Homecoming

With the need for visibility and advertisement, but the budget for… well not really a budget for anything, we decided to paint the storage containers we use on our construction … Continue reading

January 25, 2017


Phillip Anthony Golmon better known as Philly came into this world 4 pounds and 10 ounces. Before he was born his mother Kerri had an ultra sound and we knew … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Urban Heroes 2016: One Small Step

  Last year, my organization hosted the 2016 Urban Heroes Celebration. This event is our annual fundraiser in partnership with the Urban Conservancy our parent organization. At this event, community … Continue reading

January 17, 2017

A Photographic Exchange for the First Half of My VISTA Year

Happy New Year! Below is a mini photo album that captures my first year of VISTA. Enjoy.         ❤ Bri

January 11, 2017



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