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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.

22Mar 2019

Celebrating Small Successes

In social work it can be difficult, reminding yourself of your position when you become so familiar to the families you serve. As a volunteer for Tides Family Services, you often have to make a [...]

6Mar 2019

From Spain to the US to be Part of the Solution

A year ago I made a decision that would change my life completely. A decision that I do not regret, but that was risky. I studied all my life at La Salle of Paterna in [...]

20Feb 2019

Defying Stereotypes and Celebrating Community

Coming from a suburban lifestyle my first walk to work through San Francisco's Tenderloin District (TL) stirred up many emotions, few positive. I still remember stepping over needles and feces and seeing the hopeless look [...]

13Feb 2019

A Spirit of Love

During the Valentine's Day season, I thought it would be fitting to write about love. Not a romantic love but an agapeic love. Working at The San Miguel School of Providence, I have fallen in love [...]

6Feb 2019

Paper vs. Passion: Are You Qualified or Called?

This year has been a whirlwind. At times, I didn’t even know if I would make it past Christmas. Moving to a new city and jumping into teaching all at once. I didn’t think I [...]

24Jan 2019

The Power of Relationships

“Life takes a little time and a lot of relationship.”–William P. Young, The Shack One of the moments in college—when I was pulled out of my immature way of viewing the world—was when I had [...]

9Jan 2019

Answering the Unanswerable Questions

As a first-year teacher one thing that can stop me dead in my tracks is when a student asks me a question that I am unable to answer. The unanswerable questions themselves are not what [...]

12Dec 2018

Embracing the Unexpected and Trusting God’s Plan

2018 has been quite the year for me. I graduated from college, traveled the East Coast putting on mission trips for teenagers with Catholic Heart Workcamp, started a relationship with a guy who is one [...]

5Dec 2018

Christmas in Community

Take a moment and close your eyes. Reflect on what Christmas is to you. What do you think of when you hear the word “Christmas”? Do you see a tree with twinkling lights and lots of presents under it? Do you imagine yourself [...]

28Nov 2018

Remember Why You Serve

Often times I get caught up in the stress of my service site and my life. I find myself complaining too much instead of being grateful for what I have and what I have accomplished. [...]