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Januzzi Field Report

Life has been busy!  I have been behind on my blogging duties. Here is an update from the past couple months.  Following the release of the Call for Connection, the YouthShift … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Creating a Quality Life

This past month has been great. YouthShift has been working hard on our Call for Connection release on December 15th detailing the collaborative’s work over the past three years and the action … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bringing Community Voice into Community Change

October has been my favorite month in my two years of service! Over the month, YouthShift held 9 youth focus groups organizations with 107 young people. We also met with the Urban League … Continue reading

November 2, 2015

New Home and a New Car

    I have a new home! Well, a work home. I am now working out of the Tulane City Center and I couldn’t be happier. Two great events happened at … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

Real Change Happens at the Speed of Trust

I work for a city wide collective impact children and youth collaborative. We work with individuals, organizations, and agencies in six focus areas – health & well-being, economic stability, learning, space … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

AmeriCorps Potlucks: Season 2: Episode 1

My second year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Center for Public Service at Tulane began with meeting the 22 people I will be spending the next 52 … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Are you Ready?

April has been the busiest month yet. Serving at an intermediary organization means doing behind the scenes work. Much of my time is spent in front of a computer or … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Rare Albino Salamander Skin

January is when everyone starts their gym routines, downloads the newest dieting app, and buys their new rare albino salamander skin hardcover journal. Grand plans and ambitious goals, we hope this year will … Continue reading

January 21, 2015

Field Report —Partnership for Youth Development

I have felt a deeper connection to New Orleans in the past two weeks than I have since arriving. We were waiting for our work stations to be set up … Continue reading

November 24, 2014

Godfather Januzzi

Life is beautiful. Within this last month I have actualized a lifelong dream. I am a Godfather. Godfather Januzzi. His name is Christopher and he is a Red Eared Slider. … Continue reading

October 16, 2014

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