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Beginnings

As the May 2011 trip winds down, I’ve been thinking about what this trip did for me. I know that I saw so much passion from a group of people I never thought I’d be close to, and I felt … Continue reading

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Remembering New Orleans

Today is our last day and as I was working today I had time to think about what New Orleans means to me and what makes me continue to come back.  One thing I love about New Orleans is it’s … Continue reading

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Chapters

Sometimes, we see things that captivate and absorb us. These things come at times we don’t always expect. My group had to move to a new house today, which was in a different state from the one we just finished. … Continue reading

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Hope at Camp Hope

Tonight was our last reflection meeting and it was a great way to wrap up our week by hearing each others’ conclusions of what this week meant to them.  Everyone was given a piece of paper and we had to … Continue reading

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Today we had the opportunity to visit a rural African American cemetery just outside of New Orleans.  This cemetery, like all cemeteries in New Orleans, had rows and rows of crypts.  However, this cemetery was visibly hit hard by Katrina.  … Continue reading

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We see your love.

House close to finished, today our team said goodbye to the home we’d been working on for the past three days. At the end of our time at the house, we each wrote a note to the homeowner; while writing … Continue reading

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Involve me and I’ll remember

Tonight our group had the opportunity to reflect on what leadership meant to them, which is so important on a student lead trip.  During our reflection meeting I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say about leadership but after hearing … Continue reading

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“You guys are my hope”

Today was a very special day of building. At my house, our AmeriCorps leader opened up and talked with our group, making the atmosphere at our house very fun and productive. We also met our homeowner, who was so excited … Continue reading

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It’s not the best, but it’s what they’ve got.

Coming together to make a building is quite a feat. Doing so for a real person, with a story and a family, is even more so. Today we began building; we started our day with orientation at St. Bernard project … Continue reading

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Positivity

Today was our first day working with St. Bernard Project and our first interview in the community.  After a quick orientation at SBP we broke off into groups to go to our designated homes.  Each home was at a different … Continue reading

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