Tulane VISTA Blog

Fighting Poverty with Passion

Bye for now…

One year ago, I was offered an internship position through AmeriCorps with a homeless outreach nonprofit. Within three weeks of being offered the job, I packed up my 2004 Ford … Continue reading

August 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

“So… what do you do again?”

I’ve officially been at Covenant House for over a month now, serving as the Volunteer & Development Coordinator. Starting a new job is always an interesting process, I’ve found. Like … Continue reading

August 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Penultimate–My End in Sight!!!

Yes, I find it hard to believe–my penultimate blog. Hard to fathom as the last four months have been almost surreal thanks to COVID-19. This is my next to last … Continue reading

August 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Starting On-site Service During a Pandemic

If you have been out of work or working from home, you know the supreme, unparalleled boredom I have experienced the last few months. Going on walks, reading, playing cards … Continue reading

July 28, 2020 · Leave a comment


I moved to New Orleans on the fourth of July and began working at the Janes Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative on the sixth. At Janes place, we work to help … Continue reading

July 16, 2020 · Leave a comment


2020 hasn’t turned out exactly how I thought it would, which I feel like can be generalized to most of the world at this point. Had Future Haley appeared to … Continue reading

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Tough Times in The Big Easy

I wouldn’t be the first to tell you this pandemic threw everything through the loops and around the bend. I applied for the position at the Harry Tompson Center in … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment


“Systematic racism is a set of practices that discriminate on the basis of race. Systemic racism is a system that has racism inherent in how it operates. Systematic racism is relatively … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Cookie Chronicles

Lettuce, Mayo, Ketchup… Although I have been catching you up on 2019, lettuce (get it?! let us. no? okay.) fast forward to today. This day. This Monday, June 26, 2020. … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

6 months already!

It’s been almost 6 months since I started my VISTA year in New Orleans and it seems like time has flown by! This year has definitely been difficult to navigate … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment



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