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Field Report 2: Operation Spark- Amaya Hampton

Another month has passed since I have been the Student Success Coordinator at Operation Spark. I was really unsure of how effective I would be at this job since so … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

So, How Long Does It Take To Develop A Habit?

    With every new work environment, one will need to learn how to adapt to things like work culture, his or her assignments, and the systems that have been … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report 3: 504HealthNet- Meg Nielsen

The ACA enrollment period is here! Things are always busy at 504HealthNet, but this year the Affordable Care Act is working with a truncated enrollment period and a 90% reduction … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forest Fest Reflection

This past Saturday we hosted our second annual Forest Fest at Woodlands Trail.  It was an all hands-on deck mission preparing for this event, and now that it is over … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

3 Reasons Why I Enjoy Marketing

In my current position at Network Volunteers, as Director of Communications, I am responsible for managing and directing the organization’s internal and external communications. In addition, I am responsible for … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Cheerful and Tragic Events

“By the way, Halloween is a company holiday,” said Haley back in August while we plotted out the rest of the year on large calendars on the wall. Haley is … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

YES! Field Report: Running, Funning, and Sunning at the Second Line for Literacy

The past month has been a whirlwind of activity (and putting more things in my car) here at YES!. We are gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year: … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Following My Strange Pull​

New Orleans first came to my attention after I started working in downtown Las Vegas at a Cajun restaurant called Lola’s Louisiana Kitchen.  I’m embarrassed to say that previous to … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Field Report 2: DiscoveryFEST-The Simplicity of Enrichment

Hi there! As I have moved through this past month, getting to know more about my organization, I am developing a newfound understanding for the importance of strong enrichment programs. … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Live With Water – Field Report: Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans

I have biked to and from work for about a month now. I could bike straight down Canal all the way to my office in Mid-City, but the more enjoyable … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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