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 Tulane Empowers

Her idea: Helping others reach the ‘American Dream’
Tulane Urban Innovation Fellow Julia McNabb wants to help artists, musicians, small business owners and others plan for the future.
 
Medical student learns as he gives back
A second-year medical student, Mike Bosworth benefits from “adopt-a-student” program.
 
High Marks for Public Service
Public service interns like Andrea Gallagher gain hands-on experience in their majors, while giving back to the community.
 
Best Route to Literacy: Reading to Kids
Author and alumna Berthe Amoss participates in Mortar Board literacy event in Lower Ninth Ward.
 
Students Help Tribe Document Its Culture
For “Living History” course, students work with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe.
 
Barataria Bay Beckons Coastal Scientists
Researchers such as Alex Kolker are in for the long haul studying the effects of the oil spill in Barataria Bay.

Students lend financial assistance to local communities

Serving New Orleans residents through microloans 

March 11, 2013

Greg Thomson
newwave@tulane.edu

Failing schools, high crime rates and neighborhoods dependent on government assistance led Tulane sophomore Haley Burns to start Fund 17, a nonprofit microfinance institution that provides financial education and empowerment throughout the 17 wards of New Orleans.

Burns, founder and executive director of Fund 17, says the organization offers educational seminars on personal finance and provides microloans to low-income entrepreneurs. More ...

 

 

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