by Jenna Johnson Elks Scholar Fellow The Chicago Summer Service Trip has come to a close. As I work on sending out post-trip surveys, sorting through supplies and uploading pictures, I can’t believe how fast it went. Since starting my position as Elks Scholar Fellow at the beginning of April, my mind has been focused on all things Chicago, service and scholars. During my first few weeks, I excitedly labeled a large binder with a bright yellow sticky note titled Chicago Summer Service Trip, unsure of what I should put inside, but certain I wanted to be prepared. Over the course of the next few months, I had the opportunity to take ideas, suggestions and research and turn them into spreadsheets, emails and agendas. Due to eager service sites, the supportive ENF staff, a welcoming Elks Lodge and scholars committed to serving others, the concept of a trip in the City of Chicago became a reality. Although the planning was exciting and rewarding, the most gratifying part of t
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