Breathe – Edgar

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When you stare out and see the line of smog that covers the world as you’re at the summit of the hill. Inhale. It’s what we’re all dealing with. When you need to sort your mind out on the trail. … Continued

The Meaning of “Community”

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“Over time the meaning of community has changed and shifted for me in many different ways. Growing up I always thought of my family and friends as community, but it’s more than that. I always thought of the people that … Continued

Dear Last Year’s Girl – Megan

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Dear Megan Circa 2015, Right now, you’re somewhere in the middle of Texas with your mom on your way from Rochester NY to Los Angeles to start EUIP. Tomorrow you will find out that your service site is Saint Joseph … Continued

Thank You Bill Stump!

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A huge thank you to Bill Stump who donated a vacuum cleaner to our corps! As our alumni know very well… Community and cleanliness go hand and hand!  

Not about you. Not about me – Renisha

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After an intense conversation with my house, everyone was very uncomfortable and the tension was thick. We walked to the train station in silence. While waiting for the train we heard this man soulfully sing “It’s not about you, it’s … Continued

Our Environment – Claire

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think about our environment are the times and places I feel most connected to nature during a busy, urban life in LA. These instances have mostly been during hikes, where the air … Continued

Hopeless in Hollywood – Renisha

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There’s this strange feeling of familiarity I feel when I recognize the homeless people in Hollywood. Or the musicians that play their guitar and sing their songs. It’s the air of desperation in search of dreams that may never come … Continued

The Immigration of Christ – Graycie

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Last weekend I had the privilege of participating in “Called to the Wall,” the annual Lenten Via Crucis pilgrimage to the U.S. – Mexico border in support of immigrants that is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the … Continued

LA: The Wild Beast – Casey

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Los Angeles. A place full of opportunity. A place teeming with desire. A place that welcomes all. I have only lived here for a short amount of time. Seven months to be exact. When you move to a new city, … Continued

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