Monday, August 3, 2009

Congrats to the 1st 2009 service team. Kudos to the 2nd

NLU's first service team to NOLA has returned (Aug 1st) and I have been "experiencing" the trip through the team members' blog entries, conversations by phone and emails sent to me. I want to congratulate Adrienne Waller and Rebecca Leung for being the group leaders. Both are veterans of trips to NOLA, Adrienne having the most experience working with the NOLA schools. The 13 participants worked hard at KIPP Central City Academy, Happy Times Preschool and Royal Castle Kids Child Development Center. I will be visiting these sites next week as I bring a 2nd team (20) of NLU alumni, faculty, students and supporters to work with S.J. Green and Arthur Ashe Charter Elementary Schools. As the reflections and photos get posted, it is important to remember that we are also building relationships while helping to rebuild New Orleans, one school at a time. Our second group will continue to submit their own personal accounts of their service time in NOLA.

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