Our first day we arrived in New Orleans we had the opportunity to get a small taste of the city with some delicious local creole and Cajun food for lunch as well as beignets at Café Du Monde in the French Quarter. Performers and artists were scattered on various street corners and in stores. The main streets were busy with people. You can sense the pride in the city’s culture and history.
The next morning we met at the Lower Nine house before heading to our work site with our project leader. At the site we caulked the windows and side paneling on the outside of the house to help weatherproof it. The next day we started painting the house. The homeowner decided to buy lunch for us which was much appreciated. I’m looking forward to meeting more people and hearing their stories.
Jeffrey Weinberg, Class of 2018