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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

The VISTA Learning Process: Beau Braddock

Hi everybody, thanks for checking back in. It feels like March flew by, and with everything going on in April, it seems like May will be here before I know … Continue reading

April 14, 2015

Our Obsession with Punishment III: Unlearning

I don’t understand our obsession with punishment. It drives those most in need of loving care away from whatever community they are deviating in.  Despite all the anger I feel, … Continue reading

December 1, 2014

Field Report: Eden House December Update

December thus far has been a month of holiday preparation. The holidays can be an especially challenging season for our Eden House family – highlighting separation from family and loved … Continue reading

December 18, 2013

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

National Service Fair for Tulane & Loyola Students on April 10th

Check out the National Service Recruitment Fair, coming up on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013  from 11:30 am to 2pm at the Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center  in the Qatar Ballroom. Watch the video trailer below:   The National Service … Continue reading

March 27, 2013

Field Report: Kedila Family Learning Services

   February has been a most productive month for Kedila.  Our Xavier University Preparatory School site of our After School Program began operating on Monday, February 18.  I look forward … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! YRNO was recently awarded a total of $29,000 from Companies with a Mission and the Brees Dream Foundation in the New Orleans Super Service Challenge! We … Continue reading

February 7, 2013

Field Report: FirstLine Schools

My last update was a couple months ago, and much has happened since then. I have a pretty clear understanding of what my job here entails, and what I should … Continue reading

February 1, 2013



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