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Faith and Patience

My day begins at 8 am when I leave to carpool to work with my housemate Katie. We listen to news broadcasts and navigate downtown construction zones as she drops me off at 8:15 at Emergency Services in the heart of downtown before heading to her job. Early morning at my work is one of my favorite times- I’m…


Wearing Many Hats

Most days at work I jokingly say, “I wear so many hats— I should invest in a hat rack.” The job description for Francis House couldn’t begin to encapsulate my range of jobs.  I was fortunate enough to be trained as a caregiver almost immediately after starting. My days as a caregiver are some of…


All In One

By now, we’ve gotten into a pretty good weekly routine. Generally, I’ll wake up and take a quick shower at 8am (throwback to college when I vowed to never take an 8am ever again). If I want to work out in the morning, I’ll be up at 7:30 doing that, but otherwise I’ll just workout…


Highs & Lows

A day in the life of a FrancisCorps volunteer involves a lot of what you would expect: work at your service site and a vibrant community life. In actuality, it is so much more. Every service site is different; I work with the Youth Program at Northside CYO, a refugee resettlement center. My days begin…


A Day in the Life

I have come to love the routine of my days here in Syracuse. I am an early bird. I love waking up to the quiet of the volunteer house, taking time to head downstairs and make coffee. Getting ready for the day. Drinking my coffee and doing my morning prayers. It is a peaceful moment…


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