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Woman with a Vision

Graduating senior Mwende Katwiwa honored for service.

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

After graduating from high school in 2009, Mwende Katwiwa took a year off before beginning college to volunteer through City Year–AmeriCorps in the New Orleans area. It changed the path of her life.

Upon arriving in New Orleans, she was already scheduled to attend a different university in the Chicago area, but Katwiwa says she saw value in continuing to serve the New Orleans community. Tulane University provided the opportunity for Katwiwa, who graduated on Saturday (May 17, 2014) with a degree in political economy and African and African Diaspora studies.

Read the full story at the New Wave.

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