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

This month’s blog entry is difficult to write. Much of my time was spent in the hospital where I lost my sister to a rare auto-immune disease that attacked her … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Congrats Fred!

Congratulations to Café Reconcile’s 2016 Graduate Fred, who received the “Legacy of Service” Award in February from The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Fred was acknowledged for his hard work and commitment to … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Spotlight @ CWLA

  At Community Works of Louisiana (CWLA), we provide arts and enrichment programs all over the city. We currently serve 11 schools, and over 700 students daily. One of the … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking bout you

And by “you,” Frank Ocean means “me.” Not really, but that’s how I’ve seemed to interpret his lyric for this blog post. Anyhooo, as one of my friends told me … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

A day in the life at the Louisiana Public Health Institute

The variation in my daily tasks is probably my favorite aspect of working as an Evaluation and Research Fellow at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). From my first days … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

unCommon Construction Blog #7

I wanted to write about something my team did a couple weeks ago. unCommon Construction’s staff is really small – there’s only four of us – and yet it is so … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dare to Dream: 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

This year I attended Dare to Dream: 28th Annual National Service – Learning Conference, hosted by the National Youth Leadership Council. There were nearly one thousand students, educators, and governmental leaders … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Woodlands Conservancy Tree Plantings

Winter is coming to a close in the forest and that means it is tree-planting time! The end of February marked our first tree planting with the Seeds to Saplings … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

The 3rd floor of the library was buzzing with the emergency alert siren all morning on Tuesday, February 7th. The first time the alert went off on my cell phone … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brunch & Vision Boards With Bri

Last week, I hosted an event called Brunch & Vision Boards With Bri. At this event, the VISTA crew and I enjoyed a healthy brunch and made vision boards, a … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment


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