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Saint Mary’s School visits Ethiopia again

    Once again, Saint Mary School from Raleigh, NC was in the house!! What a great group! See highlights of their time in Ethiopia:   Here is an excerpt from their blog…   Monday, March 17, 2014   Well… let’s just say I woke up this morning a little sore. The harsh reality […]

What is Volunteering?

[Nikki is a sophomore Morehead Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She interned with Destiny Academy June-July 2013.  We loved having Nikki as part of our community!] “What does volunteering mean?” “Helping others for free,” the students chant in unison. I asked this question and heard this response from my […]

Meet the New Exchange Students!

Thanks to the Hawkins Scholarship from the PAX student exchange organization, three more Ethiopian high school students have arrived in the U.S. for their junior year. The youth had to complete an application and interview process and demonstrate exceptional academic and English skills, an ability to adapt and an outgoing personality. Meet the 2013-2014 scholarship […]

Marshall’s Musings

[Marshall, a former investment banker, stayed at the Cherokee House for six weeks between May and July 2013 and interned with Joshua, a credit union, and Selam Technical and Vocational College. He will start Harvard Business School in the Fall.] June 2013 Has it been five weeks already?!? Though it seems like just yesterday I […]

Catching up with Cherokee House

Spring and summer have been hoppin’ here at the Cherokee House! So much so that we are woefully behind in posting about it. Here’s a brief summary to get you up to speed: Mung San Originally hailing from Myanmar/Burma, Mung San was a highly talented intern with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He was […]

Gap Year Student Extraordinaire!

(Chandler and Taye, a social worker at Onesimus)   [Chandler took a year off after graduating from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has been traveling around Africa, volunteering and generally impressing everyone she meets. We were thrilled to have her at the Cherokee House from January to March 2013, working with Onesimus […]