October 2015 Blog Posts (4)

A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That

Every day presents new events and new opportunities for me to get to know the people of Poughkeepsie better. I am so lucky to be able to spend my time working with people who are truly invested in making my adopted home city shine. 

The Community Meet - Ups are simply one part of my AmeriCorps VISTA Assignment Description or "VAD" however they are a…

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Added by Nora Culhane on October 22, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

New to Middle Main!

Hello! It has been a full month since I began my year of service working with the Middle Main Initiative at Hudson River Housing and it has been super busy, but super fun as well! My official title is Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA and I will divide my time working in Poughkeepsie and Millerton. In addition to assisting my VISTAs along Middle Main I will be acting as an additional resource to existing community outreach efforts in Northeastern Dutchess.  Long commutes but a beautiful…

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Added by Dylan Hurley on October 5, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Making the Queen City Regal Again

On Labor Day, Maria Fairfax, an active member of the Middle Main Initiative as well as a few members of her family hosted one of many up and coming Community Cleanup sessions in the  From Vacant to Vibrant project.The quartet embarked on their cleaning venture around 6 am on the corner of Main and White Street, with pails, garbage bags, and smiles on their faces.…

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Added by Deja Smith on October 5, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

My first Month on Middle Main

So it's official, it's been 30-ish days that I have been working in beautiful Poughkeepsie, NY. I laugh/cry a little as I am writing this because it's finally cold enough to wear a jacket and I don't break out in an embarrassing sweat as I climb to the top floor of the building where my office is located.…

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Added by Nora Culhane on October 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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