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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.

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 [...]

5Oct 2017

Carly Cohen: Companions and Volunteers

Carly Cohen, 17-18, Br. David Darst Center, Chicago, IL It has been over a month since I started my journey as a Lasallian Volunteer, and I have already learned an invaluable amount of [...]

21Sep 2017

Jon Vanegas: Broken, Reshaped, Renewed

Jon Vanegas, 16-18, San Miguel School, Washington, DC I’ll be honest with you: I’ve been staring at this Word document for the last 12 hours – typing and deleting every thought/idea I could [...]

6Sep 2017

Krystiana Schaffer: What I Wish My Students Knew

I don’t want you to think that I decided to enter the world of education because of the handful of people during my 17 years of schooling who made me feel disruptive and like an [...]

12Apr 2017

David Edwards Jr: This Is Why I Am Here

David Edwards Jr, 16-17, John Paul II Academy, Racine, WI Peace. Peace is defined as “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.” Through my journey thus far in this life, I have [...]