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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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Green Light New Orleans

Contact Info

Agency

8203 Jeannette St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
USA
Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: (504) 324-2429
www.greenlightneworleans.org

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Rebecca Fisher-McGinty
Email: volunteer@greenlightneworleans.org
Phone:(504) 324-2429

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9am-5pm
Beginning date for service:01/05/2008

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency does not carry worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
Green Light New Orleans is looking to send out volunteers and service learners to install light bulbs to help meet our goal of 90,000 CFLs per year. We are also looking for interns to increase community outreach, coordinate volunteers, and manage our social media outlets.
Quotations:
Working with Green Light New Orleans is a once in a lifetime experience. Green Light provides the opportunity to meet real New Orleans citizens in their own homes. You cannot experience the real New Orleans without meeting the people that make up this truly unique city.

Mission statements

Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in-person, one household at a time. Our volunteers install free energy efficient light bulbs and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass movement of individual actions creates a significant impact on our environment and community. We connect New Orleans residents to relevant, local opportunities and encourage individual actions so that everyone can benefit from a vibrant, resilient, and sustainable community.

Division Mission Statements

  • Campus-Community Partnerships To spread the word about environmental responsibility and easy ways to reduce CO2 emissions while reducing energy costs to young, motivated individuals.
  • Environmental Nonprofit To reduce CO2 emissions in New Orleans and begin a grassroots discussion about energy efficiency and environmentalism.
  • Volunteer/Intern To actively make a change in the community by the simple act of changing light bulbs and to contribute to the capacity building and sustainability of a non-profit which is concerned with the environment and it community members alike.

Populations Served by Agency

  • All populations
  • We serve all populations, though our free program focuses on modest income residents and close to 70% of our applicants are female, and at least 60% of participants are elderly.

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Affordable, Sustainable Energy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Community Building
  • Community Organizing
  • Data Analysis
  • Disaster relief/Recovery
  • Environment and Disaster Recovery
  • Innovation
  • Matching volunteers' interests and skills with schools' and non-profits' needs
  • Networking with educational agencies and non-profits
  • Poverty
  • Public Health
  • Recycling
  • Small Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Networking
  • Website Development
  • Writing Workshops

Public Service Needs

  • Administering and processing data of a customer survey.
  • Create art for/with community residents
  • Conduct best practices research
  • Develop book club for mentally challenged
  • Write a business/strategic plan
  • Maintain communication with agency clients
  • Conduct comparative research
  • Collect data
  • Develop a new database or contribute content to an existing database
  • Conduct engaged research
  • Raise funds
  • Create a map identifying the location of information of interest
  • The intern will aid the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center in creating a membership database that will enable the Center to communicate with community groups and individuals, and to build a sustainable grassroots fundraising structure.
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Organize an outreach event
  • Distribute outreach material
  • The Catholic Charities Communications department is looking for a student with experience in photography to shoot for the CCANO Annual Report. Shooting would take place during the months of May and early June, depending on the student's schedule.
  • The Idea Village blogger will be the creative force behind The Idea Village website.
  • Document
  • Develop publicity material
  • Submitting articles for publication
  • Tell stories to residents
  • Student will research online databases and corporate websites for private and public grants for non-profit educational programming.
  • Layout and design assistance for media
  • Conduct surveys.
  • Develop training material
  • Coordinate Vols.
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Advocacy
  • Energy regulatory, energy efficiency & global warming expertise
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Instruction

Public Service Activities

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Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 - Some photos courtesy of the Peace Corps - pcprep@tulane.edu