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Field Report: Communities in Schools

This past March, the Tulane VISTAs volunteered with Communities In Schools to direct a trip around the world!  All the students at Eisenhower Academy for Global Studies visited ten different … Continue reading

April 25, 2011

Field Report: Communities in Schools

Thispast February, Community In Schools teamed up with OneSight to allow 88 students in New Orleans to receive brand new glasses.  OneSight is part of the charitable division of LensCrafters … Continue reading

March 29, 2011

Field Report: Communities in Schools

As the holidays and the end of the year quickly approached, mailings became a top priority at CIS.  To show our appreciation towards our volunteers at the end of the … Continue reading

January 7, 2011

Field Report: Communities in Schools

When you are mostly stationed in the office every day, it is easy to lose touch with why you are constantly recruiting volunteers.  I have been out to all of … Continue reading

December 13, 2010

Field Report: Communities in Schools

“I have started thinking about life after AmeriCorps and what would make me happy.  I was surprised to see that there are a lot of opportunities out there for AmeriCorps … Continue reading

February 12, 2010

Field Report: Communities in Schools

“One of the reasons I decided to apply to the Tulane University Center for Public Service AmeriCorps VISTA position was due to one of Tulane’s unique university requirement for graduation.  … Continue reading

January 6, 2010

Field Report: Communities in Schools of New Orleans

“Communities In Schools is a national organization dedicated to reducing the nation’s dropout rates.  Communities In Schools (CIS) of New Orleans currently has partnerships with seven local New Orleans Public … Continue reading

December 10, 2009



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