Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I don't mind not starting my service later due to CTN's work plan, my own vacation plan, and the fact that I still don't have the smart phone. Still, I would be lying if said I rather work in the office than in the field directly with the community. I have been slowly losing my patience, but this week, it really took a hit.
First, Dan and I are required to submit a number of reports. I doesn't really help to be asked 129 times in the monthly survey what we have not done. Then, they promptly send us a nicely formatted report that summarizes our results (or lack thereof). Then they ask us to do an evaluation and a reflection to remind us again.
Second, we are required to check in with other groups using Google Hangouts. It doesn't really help to hear the what other members are doing, and not being able to reciprocate.
Third, I am still envious of the two volunteer teachers from Job Corps.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
On Wednesday we headed over to Treasure Island to visit at The Treasure Island Homeless Development or TIHDI. We had heard that they were having issues with their computer lab so Mun and I figured we would put together a small tech assessment for them. It ended up that their lab wasn't as in bad shape as we thought and doing a lot better than Valencia Gardens lab where we currently monitor in the afternoons. Overall, the visit went well and we will hopefully be giving them some advice in the near future on how to better maintain their computers. It was a great week at CTN i'm always a fan of field trips especially to crazy apocalyptic looking places like Treasure Island. It has been a while since we've both posted any pictures and it doesn't look we will be getting smart phones anytime soon to better enhance our blogging so I'm leaving you with a nice one of Treasure Island. Have a good 3 day weekend! I'm going to enjoy mine for sure because I know next year if I'm working in the non-profit world I certainly won't have it off! Thanks again Kami!