Plants and Prose

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We started today with a visit to one of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s (CSK) other outreaches, On The Rise Bakery Cafe The breakfast was incredible – from the breakfast sandwiches to the cinnamon buns. We’re already planning our return visit before we leave town! We traveled the short distance to the CSK’s Earthworks Urban […]

Ford or Bust

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We started our Monday with a homemade breakfast made by the students, Ella, Anna, and Skyler. We were fortunate to share a spread of eggs, pancakes, fruit, and more! After breakfast, our group got ready for the day and headed to our first activity of the day: The Henry Ford Museum. The museum was filled […]


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And We’re Off… Departing from Erie, PA on Sunday, May 8, our first stop was in Cleveland, OH. During our first pit stop, we explored the West Side Market where we were welcomed by free samples of local produce in addition to a wide selection of meats, cheeses, and desserts. To get pumped for the […]

Adiós Merida

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On Saturday we arrived back in Erie after two flights and meeting up with the AZ Border and Navajo Nation ABSTs! Our group was sad to leave Merida (many tears were shed the last two days) but we are excited to share our love and appreciation of Mexico with many others. Merida has shown each […]

Last day, best day!

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Welcome back to our Guatemala adventure! Today is day 6 of our ABST to San Lucas.  We started off our morning at 8am eating breakfast in the biblioteca. Afterwards, we traveled to our project site located in Pampojila. During our time, we carried gravel and cement mix up a hill to the house being built. […]