Monthly Archives: July 2010

An Entire City of Employees

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I have seen and heard this phrase numerous times, but for the first time … Continue reading

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An Interesting Problem… And a Great Lesson

Since my last post, most of my time at Consider Biking has been spent working on the BikeColumbus Festival. When first planning the festival, we hoped for 200 riders for each event. As the weeks passed, however, registration continued to … Continue reading

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A Fellow in D.C.

In my last blog I wrote about the various opportunities I have had to engage in community outreach through my fellowship with Planned Parenthood. More recently, I was fortunate enough to continue this work on a national scale when I … Continue reading

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Lots of irons in the fire!

“I’ve got too many irons in the fire,” is an expression I’d often hear my grandma say.  Well, I wouldn’t say it’s “too many,” but the Phoenix Theatre for Children definitely has a lot of irons in the fire right … Continue reading

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Week Six at CHP

Fact: You learn something new every day. As I was growing up, my parents liked to remind me of this old adage, and my time as a fellow at Columbus Housing Partnership has certainly proved it to be true. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading


Me, Myself, and ADD

For twenty years, I’ve lived a little over a mile from a state institution for people with developmental disabilities. I’ve driven past it hundreds of times and never known what it was. Worse than that, I never thought to ask. … Continue reading

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Rediscovering History

There are plenty of people out there who find history uninteresting and boring… I am definitely not one of them. I was thrilled when I found out I would be spending the summer at the Ohio Historical Society. I grew … Continue reading

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A World of Many Hats

As I start week number four, I can’t help but look back and wonder where all the time has gone! I already feel so integrated into the office, that it seems like I’ve been here for at least a few … Continue reading

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My First Four Weeks at the ALS Association

The Columbus Foundation Summer Fellowship program has been a great experience from day one!  This summer I am working at the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter where the staff and volunteers have welcomed me with … Continue reading

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A Change Will Do You Good

The life of a graduate student can be described as follows: drink coffee, read absurdly long book, drink more coffee, attend class, sleep when possible; lather, rinse, repeat. Confined to quiet corners of the library and coffee houses for the … Continue reading

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