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Real Talk: SPIKE ONE Pt. 2

Hello friends! Welcome back.

It’s been almost five whole weeks since we got here, but to us it seems like it’s been months. We’ve mucked and gutted quite a few houses, met some homeowners, volunteered at a Thanksgiving Day individual service project (with… 1,043 more words


Holiday Helpers: Thanksgiving Service Project

On Thanksgiving, almost 80 of the disaster volunteers here (from more than one NCCC Region) volunteered at an event in downtown Baton Rouge called Holiday Helpers, Inc. 152 more words


Positive Outlook in Difficult Times

JV AmeriCorps member Connor Hayes (Portland, OR ’16-17) serves as Activities and Events Coordinator with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) in Portland, Oregon. In honor of World AIDS Day, which took place on December 1, 2016, Connor reflects on his service and the valuable relationships he has formed with clients.  661 more words


Lately, I've been thinking...

What does it mean to be a good leader?

Looking at the value of Level Five Leadership in the Idealist Handbook,

Level Five Leaders practice great humility: they are modest, they learn from and listen to others, they give credit to others for success and take personal responsibility when things do not go as planned.

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An Honest Stink

When he arrived home

from another day at the docks

he removed his coat

and unleashed a torrent of smells

upon his family’s home:

the aroma of back-breaking labor… 68 more words

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A reflection from Bradly J

Even if the calendar disagrees, winter has arrived in Portland.

Today I was in charge of laying down sod at Glisan Gardens for Habitat Portland/Metro East. 312 more words

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