Why Teachers Continue On

Teaching is hard. As a student, I took my teachers for granted; I complained about the tactless and un-passionate ones, and mildly sassed the effective but boring ones. As a student, I had zero appreciation for the time and energy…

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From A Convent In Queens

I am completely inspired by my community. Not only because it is comprised of amazing individuals, who each bring their own unique flavor to the table. Nor solely based on the fact that they produce great ideas for living in…

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Checkmate!

At Mercy Center, one of my roles is to lead the 3rd-5th grade after-school group. Besides providing homework help and tutoring, the after-school program also includes extracurricular activities in art, science, physical activity and games. It is the role of…

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Being The Change In Detroit

I am happy to report that I have undergone some positive changes since my last blog post. Where I previously saw social justice mainly as a protest against the current injustices of our society, I now see it more as…

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5 Great Reads For Volunteers

As volunteers begin their year of simplicity, community, compassionate service, and spirituality many turn to written resources for support. Mercy Volunteer Corps staff compiled a list of our top 5 favorite books that we feel are perfect reads for anyone…

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