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Day 23: Chicago

Posted on July 19, 2016

By Danielle Pasekoff: We started our first day in Chicago by boarding the bus, which we had dearly missed during our time in San Francisco. To begin our day, we met with Esme Grant, the Senior Director of Government Relations at the American Network of Community Options and Resources. After telling the group a personal Continue Reading »

Day 21: San Francisco

Posted on July 17, 2016

By Dylan Swickle: With a sad start to this journal entry, I have to recognize that one of the staff, Max, left today. We had to say goodbye last night as he would be heading back home this morning. Max, to me, was a great staff member and I really enjoyed him on my trip.  He Continue Reading »

Day 20: San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2016

By Sari Birdcall: With the theme of the California stretch of our trip being power, we zoned in on the idea of people power for our journey through San Francisco.   After a 9:10am departure, we headed to the San Francisco Public Library to learn about illiteracy in America. As a student who has loved to read for Continue Reading »

Day 19: Los Angeles & San Francisco

Posted on July 15, 2016

By Caroline Perlis: This morning, we all woke up bright and early for our 8:30 AM breakfast buffet in order to hit the road at 9:00 AM. Without stopping, the ride from LA to San Fransisco would generally take about six hours. Usually I would dread a six hour bus ride, but what was special about this one was Continue Reading »

Day 18: Los Angeles

Posted on July 14, 2016

By Taylor Sitomer: Our theme in Los Angeles is power—more specifically, the power of connection. When discussing this theme, Billy has posed a few questions such as who has power and who doesn’t, the perception of power, how people get power, and what it takes to give it up. Today, we expanded upon this idea to Continue Reading »

Day 17: Los Angeles

Posted on July 13, 2016

By Matthew Schwartz: Although the day started out early, it paid off. Leaving Las Vegas (pretty much an adult playground) for the City of Angels was exciting. The drive through the spacious desert was unique and filled with cacti. Along the way, we stopped at Peggy Sue’s, a 1950s-themed diner. The food and atmosphere were Continue Reading »

Day 16: Las Vegas

Posted on July 12, 2016

By Tyler Worobow: We started off the day with a choice of either waking up a little earlier and going to a sit-down breakfast buffet or getting to sleep a little later and going to a coffee shop.      After everyone finished what they had chosen, we took a short bus ride to the Culinary Continue Reading »

Day 15: Las Vegas

Posted on July 11, 2016

By Shane Fedorov: Today was a big traveling day, so we spent a lot of time on the bus. The bus can be fun because you can see the scenery outside changing from city to city and state to state. When we arrived in Las Vegas, we went to our hotel, The Orleans, for a Continue Reading »

Day 14: Zion National Park & Grand Canyon

Posted on July 10, 2016

-Brett Fogel When I first noticed that we were going to the Grand Canyon, I remembered the other two times that I have been there. The first time I was a little kid, and the second time I went with my family and grandparents. I had low expectations after having been there twice already. In Continue Reading »

Day 13: Salt Lake City & Zion National Park

Posted on July 9, 2016

-Ronin Chasan The day began with the ever-dreaded 7:00 AM wakeup call. After the typical hour to prep for the day, we were set to hit the road at 8:00 for Zion National Park. However, a brief discussion about the civil unrest and violence in Dallas the previous night—as well as a minor obstacle in Continue Reading »