Building Community with Heart – Casey

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When I think about community, what comes to mind is a common goal, or a common foundation. If this common goal/foundation is vague or even lost, the community will inevitably suffer and possibly fall apart.  This goes for all kinds … Continued

Tyler – Gems and Timetables

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With a stack of metrolink timetables at hand and a huge brace-face smile, Luis* confidently walks through the halls of his charter school. Working as an instructional aide for such a funny and caring boy with low-functioning autism has been … Continued

A Year of Service: Round 2

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Service has been in my blood my entire life, from Brownie Girl Scouts to church groups; it was always something I felt compelled to do. My parents were very passionate about “giving back” as well and instilled in me the … Continued

Doing My Part

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I came into EUIP and did not know what to expect but I’m enjoying the ride. I’m a social worker who is fighting for social justice. It’s hard living intentionally when you grew up with amenities that you don’t have … Continued

What Am I Here For – Alex

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What am I here for?  What does God want me to do? What makes me happy? What brings me joy? What does it mean to live in solidarity? I have committed myself to serving. I have committed myself to a … Continued

Community Perspective, Unique Vision

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On Thursday morning, I lost my glasses. I frantically searched for them before work, ultimately arriving late and wearing contacts instead. This was not how I’d hoped to start my day. I felt frustrated, disorganized, and off-balance. However, I was … Continued

No Place I’d Rather Be…

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There is a certain comfort in the year of service experience that results from, as my dad put it, selling yourself for a year. A tranquility that arises from devoting oneself to a year of service. Yet these comforts only … Continued

Patience…

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A big piece that defines our year as interns is, of course, the work-sites where we serve out our internship. My work is with Seeds of Hope, a ministry through the Episcopal Diocese of L.A. that seeks to improve the … Continued

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