January 22, 2010
sunday december 13
For many of us southern bound students, the day started with a 4:30 am alarm. After possibly the most indirect flight schedules possible, all eight participants finally arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana. We piled into the suburban and made our way to our lodgings for the week, the McKendrick-Breaux Bed and Breakfast on Magazine street. Here we were welcomed by our host and owner, Brett.
monday december 14
Orientation for the week began in lovely inner courtyard of the bed and breakfast on the covered porch, despite the rain.
Our first service placement was at the McDonough Charter 42 elementary and middle school in the Treme district of New Orleans, the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States. The eight volunteers from Cal Poly split up to different classrooms in pairs of two. We helped in Kindergarten, second grade, and fifth grade classes.