August 2016 Blog Posts (4)

New Year, New VISTAs, Same Desk

This is now a popular post on our Middle Main Facebook page, "Out with the old and in with the new! Congratulations to AmeriCorp…

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Added by Nora Culhane on August 31, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

An Experience I'll Never Forget

     Recently I completed an internship at the Mid- Hudson Heritage Center through Hudson River Housing. I found out about this experience at a high school job fair and thought it would be a great opportunity. At the job fair I was told I would be paired up with a business on Main Street. When I got home I looked at all the different opportunities that were being offered and thought this Youth Leap Program would benefit me the most. I immediately sent in an application and…

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Added by Emma- Zhi Collen on August 30, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

A day well spent in my community!

Last Friday, I attended a community event, located at 517 Murphy park, and I must say it was amazing. I arrived at around six o'clock and immediately noticed the chairs and tent set up. There was also tables that had an array of things on it such as water, cups, plates and etc. I soon have a seat and the event commences. The first portion of the event began with a ceremony to honor those in the Poughkeepsie community who've helped renovate and make Poughkeepsie a…

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Added by Jasmine Barker on August 23, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Impact of a Community Clean Up

    When I stumbled upon the opportunity to be a summer intern for the Middle Main Initiative on a google search, I figured my time here would be spent doing menial office tasks or coffee runs. Instead, I have found myself surrounded by opportunities to watch and participate in community revitalization. One of the main summer projects I have been assigned is to focus on planning Community Clean-Up days with local organizations and places of worship. Through convincing busy church…

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Added by Katy Lambert on August 2, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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