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Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

I just experienced the most terrific two years of my life.  A life—mind you—that was very, very good up until that point.  For those who know me best, you know … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Bonus time! While this was originally scheduled to be my farewell field report, my VISTA life has been extended by a few weeks since my Louisiana Delta Service Corps replacement … Continue reading

July 20, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money! Still not halfway through the year and YRNO has already topped our 2014 total for bunkhouse revenue and volunteer donations!  And no, that doesn’t … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Dolla dolla bill$, y’all. The big news of the month is that YRNO raised upwards of $14,000 on GiveNOLA Day, thanks at least in part to my “dime a day” … Continue reading

May 21, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Still pluggin’ away at YRNO, “building capacity,” as any good VISTA is wont to do. Since we’ve committed our Super Service Challenge booty to a new property, we’re back in … Continue reading

April 21, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

March Madness in full effect! The story of the month at YRNO is certainly all the college spring breakers we’ve had volunteering with us from around the country, with many … Continue reading

March 21, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

WHO DAT! Whereas I usually end my field reports with that battle cry, this month I also begin with it since YRNO won the $50,000 Super Service Challenge grand prize … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

It’s party time at YRNO! We’ve learned that we’re winners of $78,000 in the Super Service Challenge—almost double our haul from last year—and we’re still eligible for the grand prize … Continue reading

January 21, 2015

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

It has been an up and down month at YRNO.  On the upside, volunteer coordination has been going great, as I’ve booked a bevy of bunkhouse groups for 2015.  Gambel … Continue reading

December 21, 2014

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Laissez les bons temps rouler! I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but it was another great month at YRNO.   We followed up last month’s good news … Continue reading

November 21, 2014

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