First Experiences: What have I done?!
January 6, 2016

Most of the projects I have been working on are computer-based, so I have been lucky enough to work from home! (My dogs and kitten are loving it.)

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My work plan isn’t glamorous…
it mainly involves creating and editing
documents for the Ogallala Commons.
However, I will also be organizing an
entrepreneurial camp for middle school
students in Tulia, TX.
I have learned quite a bit about
what “commonwealth” means
and how it relates to various aspects of community life…
more on that later!

My main focus so far has been researching the 12 key assets of Commonwealth: education, health, leisure & recreation, spirituality, history, renewable energy, foodshed, soil & mineral cycle, wildlife & the natural world, arts & culture, water cycle, and sense of place.

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I also had the opportunity to attend a community meeting with our partners in Tulia. I learned about what they did with interns and programs in 2015, and what their goals are for the New Year. It was inspiring to see such positive impacts being made solely because a small group of volunteers work together with Ogallala Commons to better their community.

Lastly, I did my service hours helping with the winter educational outreach at the Texas Tech International Culture Center.  I had a great time working with them and I’ll tell you more about it in my next blog post!

The next step for me is to explore my creative side by gathering images that capture the 12 key assets of Commonwealth. I hope the resources I help create during this internship will assist all future partners and interns in understanding the knowledge behind our mission in an accessible and interesting way!