As previously reported in the Briefs, 10 SVA students are spending their spring break in Louisiana, helping with post-Katrina cleanup and rebuilding efforts through Common Ground Community. Before heading out to help the residents of St. Bernard Parish (which is 20 minutes east of New Orleans), team leaders Kristen Basile (BFA Computer Art) and Kira Beougher (BFA Illustration) set up a blog to keep track of their journey.
SVA Spring Break: NOLA is online at http://springbreaknola.blogspot.com. While conditions in St. Bernard Parish won’t allow for constant Web access, the team members plan to travel to city centers as frequently as possible to post to the blog. By the time they return to NYC on Saturday, March 11, they will share words and images that outline everything from the team’s lighthearted preparations for the trip to heartfelt accountings of what they saw and accomplished in the Gulf Coast region.
Image: The SVA Spring Break: NOLA blog.