Tulane VISTA Blog

Fighting Poverty with Passion

A small glimmer of hope

Hi all! I’m Shannon and I moved down here to New Orleans a little over a month ago from Pittsburgh to start my term of service as the Development VISTA … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Community Works n Me

Hi Everybody! I hope you’re all feeling good at your sites, as you really settle in and get comfortable. Sometimes the honeymoon phase ends and you’re like “Oh, I’m still … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

On Being an AmeriCorps Vista

A year ago, if one would have asked me about serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, I would not have much of an answer. Yet here I am being a civic … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

First Take – NOLA Edition

Hi Everyone! My name is Michelle and I am the current Vista member at College Beyond, a nonprofit here in New Orleans that helps college students succeed. My current duties … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Red Lights: Optional

Hi, everyone! I’m Emma and I am the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator with the non-profit, DiscoveryFEST Enrichment Program. This non-profit helps provide quality recess, after school, and camp programs for … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Google Calendar: A Love Story in Three Parts

Hey y’all! My name is Emily, and this year I’ll be working with unCommon Construction. Now that we know each other, let’s get into the real reason I’m writing this … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · 1 Comment


As I begin my AmeriCorps VISTA service doing community outreach for Upturn Arts, I wanted to take a step back and briefly think about community and the intersection of different … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

From Volunteer to VISTA

As I finish up my second week as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Top Box Foods New Orleans, I am able to reflect on my journey that began two years ago … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Aidan M. – September Field Report

  I began my second year of service through AmeriCorps during the third week of August. After taking a few weeks off to enjoy the company of my friends and … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

New Beginnings

Hey everyone! My name is Amber Rowley and I am a new Americorp Vista member. In the past few weeks I’ve been busy adjusting to my new position as Program … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment



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