Archive for March, 2012

Day Four – 3/6/2012

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Today was our first service day! We served at Larkin Street Youth Services which works with over 3,000 homeless youth a year for health, education, housing, clothing, food, counseling, and even more programs. We were asked to sort through the clothing drop-off area of the Center, in terms of all of the donations they’ve received

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DR Health: Una Experiencia Criolla

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Wednesday (7 March): After breakfast, we headed to one of the town’s schools to watch their traditional flag raising ceremony. While there, we were able to hear the Dominican National anthem and watch the students raise the Dominican, American, and Canadian flags. Solid Rock International volunteers from the United States and Canada sponsor the majority

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Day 2 at the School! (AK)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Guess what? Today… WE SAW THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!! This was a very rare event that everyone on the trip was hoping to see since the first day we landed in Alaska, and we did. When we got the phone call from a local native about the Northern Lights being visible outside, everyone ran out of

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Reflecting on Tour of the Lower Ninth Ward

“Life experienced through a windshield is one step away from watching it on TV, but even a bicycle tour can become just a series of sights.” - Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours Our team had the opportunity to tour the Lower Ninth Ward on a bicycle.  Through the tour, we got the opportunity to  see the

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Americanos en La Republica Dominicana: Health Team

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Saturday (3 March): What a crazy day that turned out to be. When we arrived at the airport to we found out that our flight had been canceled. It took a good hour to figure out what time we would all be leaving from North Carolina. Our team was split into 3 groups. The first

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First Day of School in Alaska!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Today was our first day of school… at Hoonah City Schools that is. Our team donned matching red ASB shirts (thanks btw!) and trekked to the school we’ll be teaching at for a week, through a snow-covered street that looked like it was straight out of a Christmas card. After breakfast at the school where

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Whatever Happens…Happens! Days 2 and 3 in ABQ

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Sunday was full of long quiet halls and museum exhibits. We started at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, whose showcase exhibition “100 years of State and Federal Policy: The Impact on Pueblo Nation,” communicates a lot about the museum’s purpose. Each exhibit is written from a first-person perspective, as a collective communication of Pueblo culture

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Day Three – 3/5/2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Hello everyone, Today’s blog will consist of a quote from each of our team members about today’s activities! We used this day to go to the National Center for Lesbian Rights to meet director Kate Kendell and her staff. We also toured the Castro district of San Francisco which is historically know as an area

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“Best Monday of My Life”

For our days off we went on a swamp tour, the French Quarter, and a bike tour of the 9th Ward. The swamp tour was a lot of fun. It was really cool to see the more rural side of New Orleans. You could be out in the middle of the woods, then 30 min

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Our Trip to Hoonah, Alaska!

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After making a short satisfying pit stop at the local gelato parlor, we made our way down the rainy street of Seattle to the world famous Pike’s Place Market, where local farmers and craftsmen exhibited fresh fruits and colorful products. From over-sized jumbo shrimp to dark chocolate noodles, there was no shortage of interesting and

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