Blog
Blogs
Blogs
About

Looking for a blog that appeared on our site? You can find a listing of archived entries here.

Search for Blogs using Program, Author or Month.
reset
  • Blog
    Mon, 12 Sep 2016
    ArticleBeyond the Artistic Value of Protesting

    Something I appreciate about museums and art galleries is that I can observe an art piece and tell the person standing next to me what I see in it.  And that person can say “Ah, I see that now.”  And then they can tell me how they see it, and I can nod with my thumb holding up my chin and my index finger covering my... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 9 Sep 2016
    ArticleThe Road From Lamp Shade to Helmet

    Marine Corps take the wheel, Take it from my hands, ‘Cause I can’t take this student loan, I’m letting go, So give me rank of Lance, Save me from this road I’m on, Marine Corps take the wheeeeel. ~ (with apologies to Carrie Underwood) In 2007 I was a college senior living off campus in my rugby... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 1 Sep 2016
    ArticleWhat Does it Mean to Serve?

    At first, when asked the question, “What does it means to serve,” it sounds similar to, “Why did you join the military?” “Serving” never occured to me. Escape did.  I wanted to get out of Stroudsburg, the Poconos and away from the shitty little town I grew up in. In addition, I may have developed... more...

  • Blog
    Sun, 21 Aug 2016
    ArticleWhat is Racism, Anyway?

    I’ve lived in New York City pretty much my entire life, though I was a college freshman at the State University of New York at Geneseo — over 6 hours away from home — on 9/11.  Like every other American, I was consumed by this event, and I was especially focused on who flew those planes. I saw their faces on the... more...

  • Blog
    Sun, 21 Aug 2016
    ArticleWe Want to See Other People

    Dear Reader, Don’t worry, Service Together isn’t breaking up with you. Let us explain. If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know about Service Together. Perhaps you attended one of our veteran-civilian dialogues; maybe you joined us for a service project at Ronald McDonald House; or maybe you heard about... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 15 Aug 2016
    ArticleAn Incident in New York With Global Implications

    On Saturday afternoon, Imam Maulama Akonjee and his associate Thara Uddin were walking home from prayers at the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid when they were gunned down execution style. This tragic, senseless act cannot go unaddressed by those who care about the fabric of our city. Indeed, the interfaith community in New York City has responded... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 3 Aug 2016
    ArticleI support our President. Will the same be true...

    Last week, I watched President Obama’s speech at the Democratic Convention. I don’t agree with everything the President says, but I like the man. I feel a personal connection, maybe because I had the opportunity to meet with him on a number of occasions before he ran for President. While I was Communications Director at the... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016
    ArticleIt’s Okay To Not Be Okay

    On July 8th, I wanted to scream at a little kid on the subway. Usually, I love kids.  I have been babysitting since I was ten years old. My first job out of college was as a youth leader. I currently spend my days either working with children or planning programs so that I can work with children. I don’t even mind riding an... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 25 Jul 2016
    ArticleIllumination

    I envision a world in which melanin reigns free; a world where our lights are allowed to “shine bright like a diamond;” a world where, “let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, oh yeah” is not just an anthem sung in churches on Sunday, but an outwardly expressed state of being. I envision a world where... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 25 Jul 2016
    ArticleYouth Create Projects for Peace-Building in...

    Pakistan is subject to issues ranging from lack of education, to faith-based hate crimes and poverty; mainstream media portrays a country synonymous with terror and violence. As a result, much of the country's younger generation focuses on creating projects that have a positive impact to nullify the negativity. Originally founded as... more...

Pages