Month: April 2013

A Day in the Life at Dorothy’s Place Hospitality Center: Talia Firpo

Talia Firpo is a recent graduate from CSU Montery Bay where she majored in Global Studies and minored in Spanish Language. With the intention of being a part of an organization dedicated to loving people and working to overcome social injustices, Talia joined the Companions of the Way, the intentional living community that supports Dorothy’s… Read more »

I Serve Because….

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Learning to Dream: Getting Things Done with Good Shepherd Volunteers

By Haileigh Nelson-Good Shepherd Volunteers Service Site: Family Foster Care Haileigh Nelson was born in Corona, California. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2011 as a Natural Science major. For the past 2 years, she has been working as a Good Shepherd Volunteer. She spent her first year in New York City working as… Read more »

Getting Things Done with Cap Corps Midwest: The Good in Goose Scat

By Erin Shawgo, Cap Corps Midwest Service Site: Urban Ecology Center Erin Shawgo is a Cap Corps Midwest alumni from 2011-2012, living in Milwaukee and filling her days with transformative justice, music, food, and yoga, among other things. She loves working with youth, spending as much time outside as possible, and continues to work at… Read more »

Border Servant Corps: Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service

Alexa Garcia, BSC volunteer and AmeriCorps member at La Casa, Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter Border Servant Corps (BSC), in collaboration with local AmeriCorps programs, offered a morning of activities in a local park which included games, crafts, and face painting for area families!  BSC also distributed packets of seeds with information about Cesar Chavez to… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Lasallian Volunteer: Angela Toomer

Angela Toomer is currently serving her 2nd year as Lasallian Volunteer at Tides Family Services in Pawtucket, RI. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Angela pursued a degree in English at Christian Brothers University. Pawtucket, RI When I first moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island to work as a caseworker at Tides Family Services, I thought… Read more »

Reflections from a year in Bolivia

By Kathleen Gerace, Maryknoll Lay Missioners alum In a way I was multi-tasking. While unpacking , one part of my mind was deliberating where to put this & that and muttering disgustedly, “ Why have you accumulated so much stuff? And all these books…it’s a sickness, that’s what it is,” while the other part of… Read more »