September 16, 2011

Dear Tulane Community:

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day in New Orleans for more reasons than the early autumn weather. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., nearly 1,000 Tulane students, faculty and staff will hit the streets as part of Outreach Tulane, an annual day of service targeting neighborhoods throughout our city.

Activities will include painting public schools, sorting and packaging food, books and other donations, picking up litter and surveying community members about their access to parks, playgrounds and recreational programs. Langston Hughes Elementary School, Wesley United Methodist Church, City Park, Hollygrove Market and Farm, Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans African American Museum, Save Our Cemeteries, Youth Run NOLA, Operation Reach, the Community Book Center, the Drop-In Center and ReNEW Schools are just some of the organizations that will benefit from Outreach Tulane.

Planned by the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS), with support from the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Office of Student Programs, Outreach has become a hallmark event to kick off each new school year at Tulane.

Tropical Storm Lee postponed this year's Outreach Tulane a bit, but it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm and spirit of its participants. Outreach Tulane is truly one of the events that makes me so proud to be part of the Tulane community.

Have a great weekend,


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638