Author Archives: VilmaRodriguesSilva11CM

About VilmaRodriguesSilva11CM

A young idealist who graduated from the University of Connecticut and is now ready to change the world! "The world seems too busy for compassion and love, lets change that"- @Vilma_Rodrigues

Letters to Validate

This year I’m not active in two 5th grade classrooms like I was last year. I’m not running to hands that are swung in the air for my attention on math problems. I’m not organizing a line of 5th graders … Continue reading

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BOOT. BRAND. BELIEF. BE.: Timberland

After spending countless hours with my Project Leader team sorting and organizing tools for multiple service projects at Timberland Headquarters, all I could do was think, talk, tweet, Facebook, write and be overly excited about Timberland’s 14th annual Serv-a-palooza! As … Continue reading

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COMCAST CAREER DAY!!!

Blazers, pressed pants, ties, skirts and more collared shirts! We were all business this past Comcast Career Day at City Year Headquarters in Boston. City Year New Hampshire and City Year Boston teamed up to experience this day as one huge … Continue reading

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Planning Our Next Step!

Just six months ago we were at Camp Berea going through our Basic Training Retreat. Here we are back from Camp Berea where we held our Advance Training Retreat now with only four months left of service. These last four … Continue reading

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Dr. King’s Legacy: Our Own Beloved Community

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. … Continue reading

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Hunger Banquet

As aromas filled the room, the hunger pains hit the pit of my stomach as I stared at the bowl of plain white rice in front of me. We all awed at the others eating pancakes sitting in chairs. One … Continue reading

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Little Hands

It does not matter what kind of day you are having, because when you are working with children, there is no such thing as a day off. If you are there, you need and have to give them 100%; but … Continue reading

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Live Everyday Like It’s Your Last

As I waited alongside friends, teammates, and coaches in the hospital waiting room, I thought to myself, bad things don’t happen to good people, especially people who are striving to do great in life, that he would be just fine. Then … Continue reading

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Culture to Culture

We all know that City Year unites young idealist from all around the nation (including as far from New Hampshire as Alaska!). But what’s more exciting than coming from different states, is that we are from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. … Continue reading

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I Pledge! I Swear! I Serve!

Here we are eight weeks into a national movement. We are eight weeks into service, tutor sessions, teamwork, soul searching, and triumphs. We are eight weeks into preparations to change the world. Eight weeks into City Year! So is it … Continue reading

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