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Uniting America: A Week of New Discoveries

March 13, 2012

I have been in search of new places to recruit volunteers and start partnerships with.  I was having issues finding new places to bring volunteers that specifically deal with education, helping immigrants learn English, and get assistance with their GED.

An Eager Volunteer

March 05, 2012

Because she was a friend first, I did not really think of her as a volunteer. I thought of Angie more as a friend who was willing to help me out because she knew that I trusted her to come through.

Uniting America: Springfield Reflection

March 05, 2012



Going to Springfield is always a very exciting experience for me.

Uniting America: Springfield pt. 4

March 02, 2012


After weeks of gearing up for Springfield, yesterday the fellows and I accompanied ICIRR staff and over 1,100 community leaders representing 73 different countries from across the state of Illinois to our state’s capital.

Uniting America: Springfield pt. 3

March 02, 2012

Uniting America: Springfield

March 01, 2012


Yesterday, the Uniting America fellows joined the other 1000 people at Advocacy Day in Springfield. It was my first ever visit to Springfield and what a great day to go!  We started the day bright and early (6:00 am!) and hit the ground running once we arrived.

Uniting America: Notable Volunteers pt.3

February 28, 2012


In early January I was sincerely fortunate to meet Erika Bryant, a talented member of the community. Only days after I moved to Aurora I attended a Language Exchange at the local public library.

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