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Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy

The 2017-2018 school year is in full swing and that means Seeds to Saplings is too!  Seeds to Saplings is Woodlands Conservancy’s environmental education service learning program.  This will be … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cheers to my Second Year of AmeriCorps!

  My first year of AmeriCorps was filled with joyful experiences, the establishment of new friendships, and many moments of self-reflection. I had the opportunity to work as Program Assistant … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report 1: 504HealthNet- Meg Nielsen

Don’t Buy Cheap Tupperware: Learning to live on the VISTA salary is one of the biggest challenges in AmeriCorps. Forget penny pinching; I don’t abuse my money that way. I … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

A brief sketch of the tangled systems that try to alleviate poverty

I’m sitting down outside the Dallas Public Library, warm pebble bench against my knees, scrolling through my missed calls and catching up on texts, when I see a blue edge … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

I officially decided not to renew a year with VISTA. As much as I have enjoyed working with YES!, I have found that it is not financially feasible for me … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Be the change YOU want to see in the WORLD!!

I have always tried to be an asset to the population I am serving. This year has been an eye opening experience in many ways. Being on a Vista team … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Drawing from my mind

The summer fellowship started yesterday – crazy how in these past couple months, time seems to just fly away. Great to get to know a new group of students; I’m … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy

After the informative plant identification workshop in April, my interest in botany and plant identification has continued to grow! In fact, I’ve taken it upon myself to create a pocket … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Woodlands Conservancy

In April I was lucky enough to participate in another intensive plant identification workshop lead by renowned southern botanist Dr. Charles Allen. This workshop took place at Woodlands Trail, allowing … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

At the end of last month, we held our happy hour fundraiser, Gin & Phonics, at The Rusty Nail. Although we did not raise a significant amount from the 20% … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment


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