Dreamline Program Manager Thomas Toley Reflects on First Trip to Haiti

By EJ Stevens | May 1, 2017

Dreamline Program Manager Thomas Toley Reflects on First Trip to Haiti Haiti is, of course, one of the poorest countries in the world. What was it like to experience that lifestyle in person? It really gave me a new perspective. It was my first time out of the country and it gave me an inside…

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April Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Torsten Brinkema – 4/7/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 20, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Torsten Brinkema – 4/7/17 Today we had an early wakeup call at 7:15. Breakfast was the usual; fruit, eggs, sausage, toast with spicy peanut butter, and a mystery fruit smoothie. Our adventurous part of the day involved a trip to a local daycare center. We departed…

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April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Jordan Gruenes – 4/4/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 20, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Jordan Gruenes – 4/4/17 I slept really well last night, I woke up at 6:30 feeling pretty warm and sweaty. Because I was the only one up, I decided to stay in my bed and lay there thinking about the day and how it would go.…

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April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Jen Een – 4/6/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 19, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Jen Een – 4/6/17 El Novak rises above the specialness inherent in all children.  At 11-years old, she grasps a slice of ‘the big picture’ rarely seen by most young people their age. She understands the value of giving. One of nearly 5 million kids who…

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April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Julia Goldman – 4/5/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 18, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Julia Goldman – 4/5/17 This morning I was woken up to my lovely roommates yelling that I was late. At 7:45 we had our hardy breakfast of eggs, avocado, toast, and potatoes.  Leaving at 8:45 instead of 8 (classic), we were ready for our beach day.…

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April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Juan Louis – 4/6/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 7, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 5 – Blog Post by Juan Louis – 4/6/17 Growing up in Haiti is always something that is hard. Sometimes if you don’t set a goal you might not have the courage to persevere, or there might be too many influences where you can end up in the wrong path of…

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April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Courtney C. Kiernat – 4/5/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 7, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 4 – Blog Post by Courtney C. Kiernat – 4/5/17 It’s Wednesday, “hump day”, and we spent it in style, at the beach! We all got a bit too much sun but had a blast. We played in the ocean on super-sized water trampolines and took row boats to snorkel. Unfortunately…

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April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Rebecca Skoler – 4/4/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 6, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 3 – Blog Post by Rebecca Skoler – 4/4/17 City roads full of life, honking-horns, scooters, tap-taps (Haiti buses that are small, partially covered, colorfully painted pick-up trucks with people piled in and on them), adult pedestrians carrying large heavy baskets on their heads, school children in their uniforms, with their…

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April Impact Trip Day 2 – Blog Post by Maree Hampton – 4/3/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 5, 2017

April Impact Trip Day 2 – Blog Post by Maree Hampton – 4/3/17 “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” This quote by Oliver Wendall Holmes was shared with the International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) participants at the end of a long day of sightseeing…

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April Impact Trip DAY 2 – Blog Post by Sam Stovitz – 4/3/17

By Jennifer Martin | April 5, 2017

April Impact Trip DAY 2 – Blog Post by Sam Stovitz – 4/3/17 Today was our first full day in Haiti. We woke up, had breakfast, and then took a bus into Port-Au-Prince. In Port-Au-Prince we went to the national museum and walked around the center park. The museum was very nice and I learned…

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