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#BerkleeNOLA: A Month Later

It has been a month since I left for my volunteer trip to New Orleans, LA.  I can’t believe how fast time flys.  Not a day goes by where I don’t think about my experience there.  Being blessed with such a wonderful opportunity has not only created a special place in my heart, but I now have a new family of 9 other great people.  Berklee College of Music’s GraceNotes does wonderful things in the community of Boston, so to step out and into NOLA was just fabulous!

Working hard-Habitat for Humanity
Working hard-Habitat for Humanity

As we went around New Orleans, so many people would tell us “Thank you for being here and helping.”  I want to tell the lovely people of New Orleans, “Thank you for having us and allowing us to come into your home and aid in rebuilding a legend.  I am very appreciative of everything and everyone that I encountered in NOLA. There was great food, fun, people and lots of hard work!



#BerkleeNOLA: Debriefed

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February 21st, 2014 I received a letter to inform me that I had been selected as a participant in the 2014 Berklee Gracenotes Sponsorship to New Orleans.  Gracenotes is The Volunteer Committee at Berklee College of Music.  Every year since Summer 2006, Gracenotes has taken a trip to New Orleans and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.  This year, I got to go and participate.  The trip was May 12-18.  Wow!  What an awesome experience.  Service and Community is a couple key components of what Chief Life Changers is all about.  Being the change can not only be hard work, but can be a lot of fun and life changing.  Check in on my personal blog where I will be doing a 5 part series on my time in New Orleans…complete with plenty of pictures.