Monthly Archives: July 2016

College never ends.

The last weeks of my fellowship at Cristo Rey High School have arrived and it feels strangely reminiscent of my days as a student entering finals week. The circumstances are similar: a 10-week project culminating as a final presentation and … Continue reading

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Concerts and carnivals

As other fellows have mentioned our excursion this week to the Columbus Commons was a fun opportunity to bond, decompress from the work week, enjoy live music and eat adorable mini sandwiches. At one point some of us talked about what … Continue reading

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Moving Forward with Strategy

On Wednesday of this week, the nine fellows met for our final learning session. Although we were sad because these learning sessions are both fun and incredibly educational, it was exciting to hear how far everyone has come, what we have … Continue reading

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Music and a Meal

Since I am nearing the end of the my fellowship, I decided to look through the packet of information I received on my first day. It’s a bit sad to see that this journey is almost over, but I enjoy … Continue reading

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The Elusive Inclusive

Would you rather choose to be tolerated or wholly accepted for who you are? This was what I asked myself after Monday’s visit to LifeTown, a nonprofit organization designed as a realistic “city” where children with special needs receive the … Continue reading


Data Days & Columbus Nights

I have MY VERY OWN DESK. So, why is this news? It’s been 8 weeks and I’m excited to have a desk, rather than a roundtable, for…the remaining 2 weeks? Well, do I have an amazing update for you. KIPP offered me a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Carrie!

The poor, the sick, and immigrant populations are the most vulnerable in any community. With diminutive funds and frequently little to no support, many are unable to receive medical care nor health education. Catherine Nelson Black used her civic power … Continue reading

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