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Author: Samuel Yeager

Apologies for the three week hiatus here, life away from the office has been vacations, officiating a wedding, and moving to a new apartment. Not that there hasn’t been work as well – disjointed and sporadic maybe, but I’m still … Continued

Author: Elizabeth Valsing

Engaging in a full-time internship is more common for on-campus MPA students. I figured since I am in between jobs I might as well take advantage of living close to campus and interviewed for positions during the February job fair … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

Do you know what a splash pool is? I have to be honest, I don’t think I could have definitely told you what it was until I started working here at the Town of Chapel Hill. In case you aren’t … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

This week the Triangle Community Foundation is somewhat quieter than usual as the office was closed on Monday and Tuesday for the 4th of July holiday, many staff are beginning to take summer vacations, and we begin our “summer Fridays” tomorrow. The … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to interview several of the employees here at Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Talking about career paths and hearing advice from nonprofit professionals was eye-opening and affirming, … Continued

Author: Elizabeth Valsing

I am working on the invitation list for the Home Owners Association summit. The HOA summit will be a chance for the current presidents to talk with each other about their common issues and ask questions of the town staff. … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

Things have considerably slowed down here at the Town of Chapel Hill. Meetings have become more lighthearted and less frequent. It has also become more quiet as there seem to be less people around. Why is this you may ask? … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

This week at the Foundation we took a staff field trip to the Race Exhibit in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where we had a facilitated discussion on race, discrimination, and equity. Rather than share my own experience, … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

This post will be a little different than usual, because I spent a good portion of the past week in sweltering Tucson, Arizona at a conference! Despite my reservations about the 111 degree weather, it turned out to be a wonderfully refreshing … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

Last Thursday we took a trip to Concord to attend a meeting of the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) on Regional Solid Waste and Recycling. In addition to the four NCDEQ members in attendance, there were representatives from about 6 … Continued

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