Source: (2006) Justice Connections: a joint publication of NAFCM, PRASI and VOMA. 1(Summer):7, 14.

Orissa Arend wears many hats. As director of Community Mediation Services in New Orleans, she manages the center, and serves as a mentor and an overall community referral resource for four AmeriCorps members who are currently working for her. Being a wealth of knowledge of the local community organizing scene, Arend has helped to establish new connections between the AmeriCorps members and local relief-oriented collectives and non-profits, neighborhood associations, as well as with community mediators and facilitators. (excerpt)

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