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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.

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, [...]

4Apr 2018

Jo-Ann Mullooly: Aunt Susan

Jo-Ann Mullooly, 16-18, San Miguel High School, Tucson, AZ Every family has its struggles. Even the ones that don’t look like they do. You know the ones, their family Christmas card features them [...]

28Feb 2018

Carly Cohen: Service Brings Hope

Carly Cohen, 17-18, Br. David Darst Center, Chicago, IL I had the pleasure of being part of my first retreat earlier this month. My first group of students were 8th graders from a [...]

31Jan 2018

Emily Redfern: My Insistence on the Existence of Santa!

Well, folks, the end of the holiday season is approaching, along with the new year, and it seems a fitting time to talk about Santa. Emily Redfern, 17-18, Br. David Darst Center, Chicago, IL [...]

20Dec 2017

Maddi Larsen: Thanksgiving at Pawtucket Palace

Maddi Larsen, 17-18, The San Miguel School of Providence, Providence, RI The kitchen was crowded with both people and smells, music and chatter filled the air as they prepared for dinner and caught [...]

8Nov 2017

David Edwards Jr: Happiness

David Edwards Jr, 16-18, John Paul II Academy, Racine, W During my first year serving as a Lasallian Volunteer, my focus was on peace and being at peace with all circumstances. For my [...]

18Oct 2017

Meg Birgen: The First Step is the Hardest

Meg Birgen, 16-18, La Salle Middle School, St. Louis, MO I have now started my second year as a Lasallian Volunteer at La Salle Middle School in St. Louis, MO. What really strikes [...]