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Summer 2019

Day 24 – Chicago

Posted on July 24, 2019

by Hannah Foster We started our day by getting back on our original bus with our beloved bus driver Earle. I think I speak for everyone on the trip in saying that he was sorely missed in San Francisco and our first day in Chicago. With Earle back at the helm, we traveled to the Continue Reading »

Day 23 – Chicago

Posted on July 23, 2019

by Robert Horn   We woke up in Chicago and headed downtown to meet with the Metropolitan Planning Council, an urban planning research and advocacy organization. They led us in activities with their staff and research material about a number of issues facing Chicago. It was all very interesting and thought provoking.   After that Continue Reading »

Day 20 – San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2019

by Idan Azani   We learned the importance of literacy today in San Francisco. We met with Leon Veal, a reading tutor at the San Francisco Public Library who learned to read himself when he was 45 years old. Illiteracy is still a big issue in the world because it’s becoming harder and harder to Continue Reading »

Day 19 – San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2019

by Abigail Fishman   We got up this morning and had breakfast at the hotel just outside of Los Angeles. We then got on the bus and started towards San Francisco. At around 10:30, we got stopped in Santa Barbara and had lunch. Although it was early for lunch, it was fun to check out Continue Reading »

Day 18 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 18, 2019

by Ethan Leiberman   Our second day in Los Angeles was riveted with scenes of economic inequality. It is rare that polarized extremes are within such close ranges to each other, and this provided an excellent learning experience. We were also given the chance to see a culture of blissful ignorance at Venice beach, and Continue Reading »

Day 17 – Los Angeles

Posted on July 17, 2019

by Ben Sher   Today, we set are sights west and headed from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The ride was long, but the mountainous desert scenery kept it interesting. We also stopped for brunch at a 1950s themed diner and watched the movie “Crash” on the bus, which takes place in LA. Once we Continue Reading »

Day 16 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 16, 2019

by Jesse Eick   Today, we began our second day in Las Vegas by venturing out in the sweltering 107° desert heat to visit the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. We were able to tour the facility and learn about the Academy’s various programs and classes, which teach and prepare students for jobs in the Continue Reading »

Day 15 – Las Vegas

Posted on July 15, 2019

This morning, we all woke up with a smile on our faces because we knew we were heading to Las Vegas. Our ride to Vegas consisted of everything from stunning, serene views of rock and mountain formations in Utah to the bustling city life of Vegas.  Once we arrived at the hotel, we were amused Continue Reading »

Day 14 – The Grand Canyon

Posted on July 14, 2019

by Micah Pierandri   This morning we made our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which was one of the most beautiful, breath-taking places I’ve ever seen. We took a hike for about thirty minutes around the north rim and then stopped to meditate (and take group photos of course!). There’s a Continue Reading »

Day 13 – Zion National Park

Posted on July 13, 2019

We woke up and ate some breakfast before heading on our four hour drive to Zion National Park. Once we got to Zion, we hiked a bit and then stopped to talk about the impact of National Parks and what good they do for our society. After that discussion, we kept hiking a bit more Continue Reading »