Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

Happy New Year! We look forward to blogging and reading more in 2018. Here are, in no particular order, five of our top blog posts of 2017. — “The old me would have been afraid to question my thoughts and actions and probably would have ignored my feelings...
Be Real

Be Real

Before this Mission Year started my overall goal was to be an authentic leader. When I thought of an authentic leader I thought of someone who was aware of their gifts and worked in them, humble enough to accept and acknowledge weaknesses and fears, unwavering in...
Awareness and Privilege

Awareness and Privilege

As we have begun to sink into our monthly schedule and are finally able to catch our breath, my housemates and I have been able to get acclimated within our neighborhood and service sites. While we have been meeting and establishing more relationships with those...
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

During our first week in Houston, TX we received local orientation which involved hearing lectures from nonprofit managers and community activists. One such lecture was about the work that Black Lives Matter Houston is doing and how we can get involved in it. Because...
Lessons From A First Grader

Lessons From A First Grader

I have taken up residency in the Windy City and Mission Year has finally materialized. Before I dive into what it’s like being here, y’all need context. So let’s get some of the logistics out of the way first. 1. I live in Southside Chicago (West...