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Ted Buchanan

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 Tulane Empowers

India journey brings classroom to life
Tulane students earn service-learning hours by volunteering with social service organizations in India that serve Tibetan refugees.
 
Service honored nationally for sixth year
Tulane is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.
 
‘Teachers make good neighbors’
A 2011 business and political science graduate is using his nonprofit organization to rebuild homes for educators in New Orleans.
 
Plans Move Ahead for Grow Dat Youth Farm
Alumna Johanna Gilligan, an Urban Innovator fellow, works to improve the regional food system with help from architecture students.
 
Malaria Vaccine Relies on Mosquito Bites
A new vaccine may break the cycle of transmission of a disease that kills nearly 800,000 people every year worldwide.
 
Mobile Clinic Heads to Plaquemines Parish
Crisis response unit will help children and families affected by the BP oil spill.

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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