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Welcome to our LV Shared Blog, a space to capture the thoughts and experiences of the 2018-2019 Lasallian Volunteers—41 voices strong with a lot to say. Each of their posts will reflect on different aspects of their journey through a year of faith, service, and community as they serve those in need throughout the United States. You will hear from a different LV who will be sharing a little about their service year. May their stories inspire you to make an impact as they remember, reflect and write.

14Nov 2018

Serving from Sea to Shining Sea

One of my favorite parts of studying and teaching literature is making connections between the text and current events and themes in our world today. One of my favorite poems that almost instantly comes to [...]

7Nov 2018

The Way Kids Spell Love is T-I-M-E

My name is Regina Bettag, and I am a first year Lasallian Volunteer at De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana. I am the science teacher at the school and to my delight I [...]

31Oct 2018

“And Just Like That…”

It wasn’t until I began reading the specifics of my potential role as the El Otro Lado Border Immersion assistant that I realized how much of “The Other Side” I had never actually encountered: I [...]

3Oct 2018

Restorative Justice: The Quiet 21st Century Lasallian Undertaking

Many of you reading this are familiar with the Lasallian mission and the history of St. John Baptist de La Salle. If you aren’t, the very short version is this: there was a man who [...]

19Sep 2018

Finding the Lasallian Meaning in an Untraditional Setting

“I actually can’t stand the idea of fundraising or development but watching you get so excited about it and the way you explain it to me, and I’m like – oh, I get it – [...]

13Jun 2018

Rachel Waletzko: What’s In a Goodbye

What’s in a goodbye? It’s not knowing where to start An attempt to find the right way To express a grateful heart As I dread counting down the days What’s in a goodbye? It’s the [...]

30May 2018

JT Taylor: What I Learned in the School of Rock

JT Taylor, LV 17-18, Bishop Loughlin, Brooklyn, NY On a recent plane flight, I re-watched the classic Jack Black film School of Rock. It’s always been one of my favorite movies, and I [...]

16May 2018

Jin Su Seo: Was it Worth it?

Jin Su Seo, LV 17-18, The San Miguel School of Providence, Providence, RI During my time as an LV, people frequently have asked me a fair amount of questions. What does your service [...]

2May 2018

Brady Fehringer: Called to Serve

Brady Fehringer, 17-18, La Salle Academy, New York, NY Why do people serve others? Most people would agree that they serve (help) others for two reasons: either they do it because they are [...]

19Apr 2018

Ivette Morales: The Leap and Seeing God

Ivette Morales, 16-18, De La Salle at Blessed Sacrament, Memphis, TN Being a Lasallian Volunteer is challenging, but I’m sure to many of you, that’s not news. LV life comes with many difficulties, [...]