Lately I feel I have been balancing between closure and a new opportunity my service with Peace Corps in Morocco. Although I have completed my service with Ameri Corps for this year I am pleased to share that the agency I have been working for has decided they love me so much they would love… Read More Balancing between closure and opening
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle This past friday I completed two years of serving in Ameri Corps. Its been a learning experience to be sure.… Read More Ameri Corps Service Complete
Many people have no idea what a national service program is let alone what an important roll they play in filling the gap between services provided by government programs such as public education and the non profit sector. National Service Programs are programs such as VISTA, Ameri Corps, Public Allies and City Year. These programs… Read More Starving to do good deeds
A couple of weeks into working at my job and I have to say its like entering a war zone every time I drive to work. There is a distinctive line that I cross when I exit the 13 south and hit the 580 where wealth and privilege end and poverty and oppression start. Maybe… Read More Ghetto Show…
So week two of the settling in process is ending. So far I have spent last week in eight-hour trainings, the majority which didn’t apply to me and my job site. I got to casually get a finger on the pulse of my Ameri Corps group and start to feel out people’s personalities. I feel a great… Read More Settling in
I don’t know about you but in recent months and even this week I continue to be astonished by the amount of lies being told in the media about the state of the American- ahem- US economy. There is growth- even with Texas unemployment rates at over 8%- and that’s just one state! Yet still… Read More The Economy is in the Toliet…No you are not Dreaming.