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Field Report: Maybe Cecil Just Isn’t Your Lion – Omote Ekwotafia

Regardless of the worthwhile social issue at hand, there seems to be someone against it. A lot of times, the reason for dissonance is that Issue “A” just doesn’t seem … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Field Report: April at Eden House!

Spring at Eden House has been a bright one thus far.  We have celebrated major milestones, birthdays, and our wonderful volunteers!  I have been thinking a lot about leaps this … Continue reading

April 17, 2014

Advice: Take Advantage of Your Opportunities

Since beginning my term in August, it has been such a whirlwind of ups and downs! Despite the challenges, I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed being here in New Orleans, … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Field Report: New VISTA at A’s & Aces – Chao Li

I just started my term at A’s & Aces, this month. We have had more than 140 children at our 3 camp sites this past summer. We started with a busy … Continue reading

August 18, 2013

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Another busy month has passed at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans! In case you are not familiar with the organization, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is a non-profit organization that was organized … Continue reading

November 20, 2012

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

  I can’t believe it’s been another month already! Before Isaac came along, I had anticipated that I would use this blog to provide an update on what has been … Continue reading

September 7, 2012

Field Report: Firstline Charter Schools

I write this field report – my first – the week after Hurricane Isaac shut down the city for nearly a week. As always, we continue on. And so I … Continue reading

September 5, 2012

Field Report: ARISE Academy

  In the past weeks I have learned more about the city of New Orleans than I have in the previous 3 years that I’ve lived here. Being able to … Continue reading

September 4, 2012

Field Report: Alliance for Affordable Energy

NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE   To me the end of  August will always represent the end of summer. In Pennsylvania, where I grew up, the summer weather was never … Continue reading

September 4, 2012

Field Report: Benjamin Banneker Elementary School

It started the first few days I was in New Orleans, even before I began working at Banneker. I would be at a party with friends, or strike up a … Continue reading

August 23, 2012



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