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Fighting Poverty with Passion


August has been a month of continual growth and change for me as a new VISTA! Moving from Baton Rouge seemed to be an easy task, but the Sunday after … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Field Report: Tulane Center for Public Service

Last month offered a roller coaster of events here at Tulane CPS.  We welcomed new VISTAs – Shout outs to Chao Li, Wendy Lui, Erin Ricketts, Amy Biedermann and Sara … Continue reading

August 7, 2013

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

-Elizabeth “Betsy” Lopez, AmeriCorps VISTA Visit New Orleans Outreach, to learn more about the Outreach program and volunteer opportunities in your area.  

June 21, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

APRIL The end of the semester is drawing near, and we have begun to wrap up our semester programs. For the volunteer team at Outreach, one of the most important … Continue reading

May 23, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

Question: how does one survive two weeks of little sleep? Answer: I am addicted to coffee. I know tea is better for you, but I just cannot stand the taste … Continue reading

April 21, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

Part of my role as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with New Orleans Outreach is to plan and execute volunteer projects at New Orleans Outreach’s partner schools.  I have learned there is an … Continue reading

February 3, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

One of my favorite parts about working for New Orleans Outreach is watching the end-of-semester showcases and parent-information nights at each of our partner schools. On the final day of … Continue reading

January 19, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

A few months ago, I attended the screening of Waiting for Superman.  Working in public schools, I often wish there was a superman** that could just come in and reform … Continue reading

January 18, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

I have been so happy with the dedication and perseverance of many of our service learners this semester. Most of them are fulfilling their service-learning requirement as tutors for students … Continue reading

January 4, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

This past month, I believe the word that I said the most was KaBOOM! I represented New Orleans Outreach on the planning committee for the McDonogh City Park Academy playground … Continue reading

December 7, 2010 · 1 Comment



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