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Feelings derived from a specific occurence are its own experiences and should not be compounded with other experiences I’ve had within City Year in its entirety. 111 more words


blogging hiatus: reviving wifi from the dead and being 75% done with my term

hello allllll,

excuse my long, long, long absence. I’ve been without wifi for the past 89 years 6 weeks or so, and my motivation to drag my laptop to a coffee shop for wifi is exactly null, so I’ve been putting off updating my blog because, well, no means. 923 more words

Start Spreading the News

We made it to Long Island late Thursday afternoon, and after our drive through a grand total of 10 (some partial) states, I feel like the country has gotten just a bit smaller. 493 more words


Highs Outweigh The Lows

This week has had a lot of ups and a few downs, it’s really pretty easy to just focus on the lows of the week, so I decided to make a post to remind myself of the cool things that have happened this week. 461 more words


No Sheep in Camp

It was becoming obvious that place names along the Chilkoot Trail are often paradoxical. We spent three nights in Sheep Camp and did not see a single sheep. 355 more words

Chilkoot Trail

Basic Training Academy


There are two parts to Basic Training Academy: Basic Training Academy and Basic Training Retreat. My first day of City Year coincided with my first day of Basic Training Retreat. 572 more words



When I was growing up, there was one summer that my older sister left for the summer to serve as an AmeriCorps member.  I didn’t really know what that meant, but I remember thinking that she had a super cool patch on her sleeve – and it would be cool to wear it one day.   216 more words