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Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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New Orleans Street Exchange

Contact Info

Agency

P.O. Box 24338
New Orleans, Louisiana 70184

Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: 504-407-4816

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Betsy Charron
Email: no.street.exchange@gmail.com
Phone:404-580-3183

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:
Beginning date for service:

Agency Details

Agency does not carry liability insurance.
Agency does not carry worker's compensation insurance.
Quotations:
New Orleans Street Exchange is based on the successful model of the global street newspaper movement. Street newspapers are independent publications that provide "a handup, not handout" to people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Mission statements

New Orleans Street Exchange is a non-profit social enterprise that addresses local issues of homelessness, unemployment and poverty by providing jobs and literacy for homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals living in Greater New Orleans. Our organization employs enterprise-based solutions as an innovative way to assist those in need make positive life changes and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Division Mission Statements

  • Street Newspaper A street newspaper is an independent, print publication that highlights social issues surrounding poverty and economic inequality, gives a voice to those living in the homeless community, and is sold on streets and sidewalks by homeless “vendors”. Vendors buy the paper for .$25 and sell it on the street for $1.00, keeping 100 percent of the profits from each sale. This low-threshold employment activity gives the homeless a means to earn income, step out of the margins, and make a face-to-face connection with the greater public.
  • Street Newspaper A street newspaper is an independent, print publication that highlights social issues surrounding poverty and economic inequality, gives a voice to those living in the homeless community, and is sold on streets and sidewalks by homeless “vendors”. Vendors buy the paper for .$25 and sell it on the street for $1.00, keeping 100 percent of the profits from each sale. This low-threshold employment activity gives the homeless a means to earn income, step out of the margins, and make a face-to-face connection with the greater public.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Homeless
  • Low Income

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Building
  • Poverty
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice
  • Writing Workshops

Public Service Needs

  • Conduct engaged research
  • Organize an outreach event
  • Develop publicity material
  • Submitting articles for publication
  • Tell stories to residents
  • Layout and design assistance for media
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Generating community awareness about local poverty, providing entrepreneurial employment for homeless citizens, and offering literacy and creative writing workshops for low-income community members

Public Service Activities

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