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A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University located in 7.66 forested acres on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where visual, literary and performing artists can work uninterrupted. Programming includes community workshops in the arts and environmental preservation, and an outdoor classroom where school children and university students can experience and study the natural world. The only live-in artists' retreat in the Deep South, A Studio in the Woods fosters both environmental preservation and the creative work of all artists.
To improve the scholastic, physical and character development of New Orleans' public school children through a combination of tennis instruction, academic support, citizenship and life skills activities.
The Advocacy Center (AC) is Louisiana's protection and advocacy system. Federal law requires that a protection and advocacy system operate in every state to protect the rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities. AC is working with the Louisiana Resource Guide (LRG) The LRG is a moderated public access site that will serve as a resource guide. It allows the community to update resources as it sees fit. The Community essentially builds its own resource guide.
A component of the American Institute of Architects, AIA New Orleans was founded in 1910 to represent, educate and serve the architecture profession and entire community as concerns the built environment. The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.
We are a tuition-free public charter school, open to any student in the city. The focus of the school is college preparation, beginning in kindergarten. Our eighth graders will graduate with the skills necessary to be admitted into the best college prep high schools in New Orleans
Founded in 2011, the Alexis de Tocqueville Project on Democratic Ideals and Institutions promotes scholarship and discourse in moral and political thought. Under the leadership of its director, Chris W. Surprenant, and with the guidance and support of its affiliated scholars and benefactors inthe legal, business, and medical community, the Tocqueville Project sponsors and guides research on issues in moral and political thought, holds public lectures on topics central to the study of democratic ideals and institutions, and organizes reading and discussion groups focusing on issues central to its mission. Among the central issues that the Tocqueville Project aims to address are: (1) the values of democratic society and their justification; (2) the moral basis of civil liberties, private property, & free enterprise; (3) the role of religion in a free society; (4) the nature of an individual's obligation to others and to the state; (5) the relationship among democracy, freedom, and equality; and (6) the role of the state in making individuals virtuous. The Tocqueville Project is funded entirely by contributions from private individuals and foundations. It does not accept state funds or money from political organizations.
All One Hood is an online, international media library and interactive network that promotes youth voice through digital storytelling and grassroots community research. Through participation in All One Hood website students gain experience in creative social commentary, inter-cultural communication, the use of technology as a form of expression and cultural preservation.
The mission of All Souls Community Center is to dismantle the cycles of poverty and violence in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward community by helping children achieve grade-level proficiency in reading and mathematics. We seek to create the necessary conditions to raise healthy children through youth programming and intentional partnerships. Founded in 2007, our eight community services include: (1) after-school tutoring program, (2) Math/ELA summer camp, (3) youth violin orchestra, (4) Saturday sewing classes, (5) food pantry for neighbors, (6) computer lab access including fax and copy capabilities, (7) meeting space for local groups and (8) short-term housing for volunteer groups.
The Alliance for Affordable Energy advocates for fair, affordable and environmentally responsible,community-based energy.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and services.
The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
From moody streets and muddy waters to purple mountains and the open range, America has produced an incredibly wide body of music, and host Nick Spitzer samples it all. He takes listeners on exciting musical journeys from the known to the unknown and back again, visiting sites with familiar sounds, but also making side trips to the places where Cajun, klezmer, and Tejano flourish. You’ll hear the voices of unknown shoeshine men and tap dancers, fishermen and fortunetellers, alongside interviews with renowned artists such as Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Al Green, Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Keely Smith, Tito Puente, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, the Dixie Cups, McCoy Tyner, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The American Italian Renaissance Foundation was founded by Joseph Maselli in an effort to increase knowledge and appreciation of the Italian American’s contributions to Louisiana. We strive to preserve and promote the Italian traditions by sharing their stories with the public through the American Italian Cultural Center with its Museum and Research Library. Keep history alive today so that future generations can enjoy our heritage tomorrow.
Our organization implements hands-on educational tools and strategies, allowing the complex data of hominin evolution to be clearly articulated at the High School level. Cranial replicas provide a tangible means to observe the millions of years of evolution that led to Homo sapiens, and by replicating the exact artifacts excavated by archaeologists, the student is placed in the driver's seat of discovery and knowledge.
The APEX was founded with the goal and purpose of Improving Lives Through Education, Technology and The Arts. We believe our goals are best met by serving not only the adult population of our parish, but starting our children on the path to their future.
Arc of Greater New Orleans is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential.
Passionately raising each student's academic, social and physical levels to be successful in high school, college and beyond!
ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER is an initiative of EFFORTS OF GRACE, INC. Located in Central City New Orleans, Ashé Cultural Arts Center has established a successful practice of cultural art presentation and production, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships and collaborations that amplify the impact and reach of our outreach and support efforts. During this Post Hurricane Katrina recovery phase, our mission is to serve as: * A community-based center for ReBuild New Orleans activities * A strong advocate for culture, community and justice principles in the ReBuild New Orleans effort * A leader in the strategy to re-populate the Central City neighborhood with it's former residents, and other like-minded neighbors who will work with us to establish a community that respects the values of diversity, justice, cultural fabric, strong families, strong educational resources, youth development, and a robust economy available to all * A producer and presenter of multi-disciplinary cultural art works throughout the New Orleans Diaspora (Katrina evacuee locations) that inform and guide the consciousness of community, public policymakers, and business leaders about ReBuild New Orleans issues; and * Support and assistance for New Orleans artists and culture bearers in their efforts to resume their lives and careers
To strengthen the financial health of underserved communities through financial services and education.
Audubon Charter School's mission is to foster a culturally rich and academically rigorous program using the French and Montessori Curriculum and a comprehensive arts curriculum. Audubon students are actively and purposefully involved in their learning so they become responsible citizens in a changing world.
To Celebrate the Wonders of Nature
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.
Bard Early College in New Orleans is founded in the belief that the opportunities for critical inquiry offered by the best colleges in the country should be available to younger students who have the ambition to learn and the curiosity to engage difficult questions. We act on this belief by offering 11th and 12th graders a unique opportunity: Bard Early College students spend the second half of every school day as undergraduates of Bard College, completing the first year of a Bard education during the last two years of high school. BECNO runs two half-day college campuses in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, enrolling over 100 students from public high schools across New Orleans. BECNO campuses are among the most rigorous and inclusive early colleges in the country.
We will provide students with experiences that are challenging and exciting, taking Arts Education beyond the classroom. Student success in the Arts is fostered by providing innovative, cutting-edge programming in all areas of the arts. As a Batiste Cultural Arts Academy of excellence in classroom experiences, internships, artist residency program and community-based arts agencies. With the enrollment projection and small class sizes, the students will receive ample individual attention, which is imperative in a quality Arts Education Program.
The Bayou Land Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is a regional, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Bayou Land RC&D's mission is to improve the quality of life in rural and urban communities, to promote the wise use of our natural resources and improve the economic, environmental and social conditions in the Bayou Land area. Our eight (8) parish region includes Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, and Terrebonne parishes in southeastern Louisiana.
Bayou Rebirth seeks to bring together, educate, and empower residents of and visitors to South Louisiana through hands-on wetlands restoration and stewardship projects.
Our mission is to fulfill the need for healthy food and beverage alternatives for the on-the-go consumer. Through our strategic partnerships, we have developed our first product, ICONIC, and are fulfilling our mission to create Nutritionist developed & recommended, all-natural, functional health products.
Beacon of Hope provides a model for recovery in neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina as well as other areas affected by disaster. Encouraging civic action, fostering repopulation, providing information and resources is the foundation on which we build and grow. Beacon of Hope empowers residents to facilitate their own recovery while providing a hub of resident driven activities and a safe environment to create the synergy essential for restoring viable neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life for residents.
To educate students from Pre-K through 8th grade.
Within a highly disciplined, structured, and supportive learning environment, the Mission of Mays Prep is to prepare every student for success in high school, college, and beyond.
We are a learning community, seizing every opportunity to enrich the lives of not only our students, but our faculty, staff, parents, and community. We are data driven and are building on our strengths while addressing our weaknesses. Our students are intelligent motivated individuals striving for excellence. We serve pre kindergarten through sixth grade students from diverse backgrounds as well as special needs students and second language learners.
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Benjamin Franklin High School is to prepare students of high academic achievement to be successful in life. HISTORY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL Benjamin Franklin High School is named after the great statesman because of what he was and what he did. Often called the first great American, Franklin’s belief in the power of curiosity to fuel creativity and the power of ingenuity to mother invention has been proven by the multitudes of his inventions and the stamp of his political philosophy. The students who attend Benjamin Franklin High School are taught to imitate that same curiosity and creativity and to actualize their own power to think, to invent, and to understand. Benjamin Franklin High School is a great American institution. Benjamin Franklin High School opened in 1957 with approximately one hundred students in the tenth grade. In subsequent years the eleventh and twelfth grades were added, and in 1960 the first class graduated. The school was originally located at 719 South Carrollton Avenue in the Carrollton Courthouse, a historic New Orleans landmark. The building still stands today and is one of the surviving architectural masterpieces of architect Henry Howard. Later. In March 1990, Franklin moved to its present location on the campus of the University of New Orleans. Its stated mission remains the same—to promote excellence among New Orleans high school students.
Big Class cultivates and supports the voices of New Orleans' young writers through creative collaborations with schools and communities. We run a writing studio on St. Claude Ave. in the 9th Ward neighborhood that hosts free workshops and homework help, and work with schools and teachers to enrich student writing experiences through publishing and volunteer support. Our work is directed towards students experiencing literacy with its highest potential in mind- as a means of communication and expression.
Make bicycle riding in New Orleans easy, safe and fun.
The mission of the Birthing Project is to improve the birth outcomes of women of color.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.
The mission of Bridge House / Grace House is to provide gender specific treatment to men and women who have become dependent on alcohol or drugs so that they may lead sober and productive lives. Long-term residential services are offered in an atmosphere that promotes dignity, honor and respect. These services are offered regardless of one’s ability to pay.
The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in New Orleans. Established in 1930 as the Broadmoor Civic Improvement Association to address the needs of the developing Broadmoor neighborhood, it was incorporated in 1970 as the Broadmoor Improvement Association, Inc. to stop "blockbusting" in Broadmoor, a well-established, multi-racial/multi-ethnic community already living in harmony. Before Hurricane Katrina, the Broadmoor Improvement Association had worked continuously to improve the neighborhood. We reduced crime; we had secured the Rosa Keller Library; we had joined with Rebuild New Orleans to repair homes of our low-income elderly or handicapped; we had re-treed our neutral grounds and the MLK park area – all in constant effort to improve Broadmoor and maintain a high quality of life for it's residents. Since Katrina, the Broadmoor Improvement Association has become known as a "grassroots powerhouse". Broadmoor has built partnerships and was recognized at the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative. The BIA is here to address the needs of the residents by engaging the community and building consensus amoung residents as to their vision for a revitalized neighborhood that is "Better than Before". Broadmoor has become a model for for citizen-led recovery efforts. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the time for action is now. It is imperative that we unite as one to rebuild a stronger Broadmoor; not one of us can do it alone. Being faced with the challenges of crafting a vision for the future of our community, BIA needs your presence and voices every step of the way. So lets pull together, join the Broadmoor Improvement Association and put a better Broadmoor in the center of the map of New Orleans. The BIA exists for every resident of Broadmoor. Our neighborhood has a sense of awareness, unity, and pride.
The mission of Brotherhood, Incorporated is to develop and implement programs and services that impact the economic, social, and health disparities that exist within underserved and at risk communities through education, enlightenment and empowerment.
Reconcile New Orleans transforms the lives of young adults and the community through the ministry of reconciliation. We do this by encouraging personal growth, providing workforce development and training, promoting entrepreneurship, working with businesses, nonprofits and people of faith to support this transformation.
To provide affordable, safe accommodations for all neighboring organizations and their volunteers choosing to serve Louisiana through academic, social, civic and faith-based associations committed to the long-term recovery and the cultural revitalization of our unique Southern heritage.
Our mission at Canon Hospice is to provide comfort care to all people in the final phase of life.
The Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is the development of housing affordable to low-and moderate-income households and, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to promote neighborhood revitalization and recovery in the area bounded by South Carrollton Ave., the Jefferson Parish line, I-10, and South Claiborne Ave. We will accomplish this by: - providing information, referrals, and assistance to homeowners rebuilding their homes and renters seeking housing - obtaining blighted property for renovation and sale - marketing Hollygrove to prospective home buyers - promoting and monitoring the activities of city and state agencies and programs affecting the recovery process such as the sale and resale of houses through the Road Home program, the Good Neighbor program, housing demolition, code enforcement, infrastructure repair and rebuilding, etc. - coordinating the activities of volunteers helping with the recovery and rebuilding effort in Hollygrove, such as gutting and securing houses, trash and debris removal, grass cutting, storm drain cleaning, etc. - planning and participating in community projects affecting the revitalization of Hollygrove and the quality-of-life of its residents. CHCDC is governed by a volunteer board of directors consisting of Hollygrove residents, business owners, religious leaders, and others interested in the revitalization of Hollygrove. The board is responsible for defining the mission and goals of the organization, monitoring and evaluating the organization’s performance and accomplishments, reviewing and approving budgets and other financial statements, and ensuring that the organization fulfills its public mission.
Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans collaborates with the wider community to serve those in need. Impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, we offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless, and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.
Central City Renaissance Alliance is committed to the revitalization and transformation of Central City by employing community education, community economic development, leadership development and advocacy.
The Chartwell Center's mission is to serve children with autistic spectrum disorders by providing direct educational services and by offering training and technical support to teachers and other professionals
To provide comprehensive pediatric healthcare which recognizes the special needs of children through excellence and continuous improvement of patient care, education, research, child advocacy and management.
The City of Morgan City is conveniently located "right in the middle of everywhere" approximately 70 miles west of New Orleans, 60 miles south of Baton Rouge and 60 miles east of Lafayette on scenic Highway 90. Known worldwide for fishing, hunting and fine Cajun cuisine, Morgan City is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oilfield industries.
Just like Mardi Gras and jazz music, volunteerism has a rich tradition in the City of New Orleans. The Volunteers in Government of Responsibility (VIGOR) program first began in the 1970s under Mayor Moon Landrieu. A group of community leaders and City employees were among the founding members of VIGOR, and throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, VIGOR was regularly honored and recognized as a successful model of utilizing constituent volunteers in city government. At its peak, over 1,000 volunteers were actively involved in City government. When Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005, the necessary reductions in the City workforce included the VIGOR Coordinator. In 2007, however, a partnership with Tulane University’s Center for Public Service, AmeriCorps, and the Mayor’s Office of Public Advocacy was established in order to bring a VIGOR Coordinator back into the fold. Today, VIGOR continues to expand and find new opportunities for constituents to volunteer with City government. Volunteers are currently serving in a number of departments and offices on a regular basis. Volunteers also are asked to step in and help coordinate special events or to aid in the evacuation process in the event of a hurricane.
To provide the highest quality pre-hospital emergency care to individuals living in and visiting New Orleans. As public servants, our sense of purpose will be reflected solely in our time sensitive, medically sound and respectful, compassionate delivery of professional emergency medical services.
To maintain and provide quality recreational facilities for the people of New Orleans and all who visit the city.
Students who progress to 10th grade with their peers are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind. Our Long-Term Impact goal is to ensure 80% of the students in the schools City Year serves reach 10th grade on track and on time, and to serve the majority of at-risk students in the locations where City Year serves. City Year will focus that service in the communities where the dropout challenge is most concentrated, ultimately serving in the cities that account for two-thirds of the nation’s urban dropouts.
CBNO/MAC is a diverse community organization, a catalyst and convener, working to bring all voices to the table to effect systemic changes that will build a better future for all New Orleanians. In post-Katrina New Orleans, CBNO/MAC fills a unique role. With the most broad-based, diverse representation of any organization in the city and a focus on change at systemic levels, CBNO/MAC brings a wide variety of interests together to comprehensively address and resolve the most critical issues. Its board is representative of the full spectrum of race, class and age in New Orleans. Priority projects at present include providing a framework for the people of New Orleans to come together to develop and implement a permanent, formal mechanism for citizen participation; and working with a coalition of partners to lead a community-wide conversation on the future of public education in New Orleans, with a focus on excellence, equity and sustainability. In addition, the Metropolitan Leadership Forum continues to be a highly acclaimed training ground for the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Common Ground Relief's mission is to create resilient Gulf Coast communities that are environmentally sustainable, financially viable and personally cohesive. Common Ground Relief fulfills this mission by helping residents build assets that support community transformation and renewal.
Communities In Schools of New Orleans works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
The nonprofit Community Center of St Bernard is dedicated empowering St Bernard residents struggling to recover from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and now the Gulf Oil Spill by providing them with local access to the essential recovery resources they need.
Community Mediation Service's mission is to promote and provide mediation and restorative practice services to prevent conflict or to resolve it peacefully and with justice.
Community Plates is committed to ending American food insecurity by directly transferring fresh, usable food that would have otherwise been thrown away from restaurants, markets and other food industry sources to food-insecure families throughout the U.S.
The Community Service Center, Inc. (CSC) is a non-profit United Way member agency of the Greater New Orleans area established in 1965 to reduce recidivism within the ex-offender population. CSC is the oldest agency in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area with over 46 years of experience in advocacy and service delivery to the ex-offender population. The mission and goal of CSC is to provide holistic social services to its clients and their families enabling them to become vital productive citizens of the community. CSC believes all people should have the necessary job and life skills to be independent, responsible and involved citizens, able to make the best contribution to society. The CSC Mission is to assist ex-offenders in becoming effective and proficient individuals through the attainment of gainful employment and improved life skills.
Community Works of Louisiana, Inc. (CWLA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to support, promote and advance education for the benefit of the youth in Louisiana.
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, that is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of the art of our time.
Court Watch NOLA is a non-profit organization established in 2007 in an effort to promote efficiency, transparency, and accountability in New Orleans’ criminal justice system. Court Watch NOLA’s many volunteers track hundreds of felony cases, and their daily presence in the courtroom helps identify systemic problems while also sending the message that New Orleanians care about making their criminal justice system more accountable and just.
For 25 years, Covenant House New Orleans has provided a safe haven for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 16-21. Located on the edge of the French Quarter, we shelter and care for neglected, abused and exploited kids from the New Orleans area and from across the United States. Covenant House is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors and staffed with experienced, dedicated professionals and volunteers. We have touched the lives of over 17,000 youth, providing them with food, shelter, clothing, medical attention, individual and family counseling, educational assistance, vocational and job training, life skills and so much more. We seek to rebuild and reunite families whenever possible, or offer youth the opportunity and the tools they need to build healthy, independent and productive lives.
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Our mission is to provide training, education and information for creative artists, cultural producers and the community, to protect our cultural legacy and to promote the revitalization of the city as a cultural and economic center.
This is our ground. The intersection of creativity, economy and community – Where communication constitutes the building blocks of culture and community, of entrepreneurship, marketing and media. We thrive on the trust we have earned in our markets and communities. Our clients trust we will advance their goals with rigor and commitment. The media trusts that we will promote products, projects, and people in whom we ourselves believe. The community trusts that we understand and respect their issues and dreams. We also thrive on the creative intersections that yield solutions. Our experiences in national political campaigns, urban planning, entertainment and community building have led to new and proven strategies. We never throw up our hands.
Just like the Crescent City Connection Bridge joins the East and West Bank of New Orleans, Crescent City Connections (CCC) directly connects customers to the New Orleans community. CCC creates customized service experiences for visiting and local businesses, organizations and individuals enabling them to easily enjoy, learn, and support New Orleans like never before. CCC promotes, arranges and facilitates half and full-day service projects with trusted community organizations in the health, education, housing, environment, culture and arts fields. The projects are combined with a variety of optional New Orleans culinary and cultural experiences, quickly bridging the gap between customers and New Orleans greatest attributes. Furthermore, through a unique profit-sharing model, CCC provides needed human and financial resources to partnering community organizations via customers while building partners’ capacity to better serve and support the city.
Learning, sharing and growing, marketumbrella.org cultivates community markets that utilize local resources to bolster authentic local traditions. We believe that ambitious social, health, environmental and financial goals are achieved if trust and respect are present. We envision communities of market umbrellas, like flowers in the field, opening all over the world for the public good. marketumbrella.org is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3).
The CubaNOLA Arts Collective uses the power of live music, dance, festivity and diversity to promote cultural wellness and equity, by exploring the shared histories and lifestyles of New Orleans, Louisiana, Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America.
De La Salle High School, located on St. Charles Avenue in uptown New Orleans, is a private, Catholic co-educational school which serves students in grades eight through twelve. The Mission of De La Salle is to provide a religious, academic, and disciplined education in the 300-year-old Lasallian Tradition of the Christian Brothers.
The mission of the ESL Department is to provide non-native speakers of English with the awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen field of study, in the community, and in the workplace.
To preserve and interpret Destrehan Plantation and other historical sites for future generations.
The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund (DSEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which was founded in March of 2007 in honor of Dinerral Shavers, who was murdered months before. Prior to his death, Dinerral was a member of the iconic Hot 8 Brass Band, a New Orleans Civil Sheriff, an entrepreneur, as well as educator and band director at L.E. Rabouin High School. Our mission at DSEF is to further Dinerral’s legacy by opening doors and awarding opportunities to the youth of New Orleans. DSEF sponsors several programs and initiatives to our annual Scholarship Essay Contest, Back to School Extravaganza- School Supply Giveaway, College Tour Event, and Career and College Fair, and has plans to implement several new programs and initiatives in the year of 2012.
Our mission is to create and maintain an orderly, trusting environment where teaching and learning are innovative and exciting; where students are taught to read, write, compute, and think critically according to their fullest potential.
The overall mission of the Drop-In Center is to improve the health and quality of life of homeless youths, between the ages of 14 to 23 years, by providing for and broadening the comprehensive network of primary healthcare and substance abuse, mental health, case management and outreach services.
Our mission at the Dryades YMCA is to help members of our community develop character, competence and commitment. Our mission is materialized through programs that help people develop marketable skills, grow personally, learn values, appreciate diversity, become leaders and have fun. We believe that through community service and by promoting the fundamental values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring, we build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans offers a high quality French immersion program. The curriculum we follow is that of the French Education Nationale, a national education program highly respected worldwide and a model for many other education systems around the world. Our academic program also offers a rich English language and American Studies component designed to balance out and complement the strength of the French curriculum, as well as prepare our students to transition to and excel in the best American middle or high school college preparatory programs.
Eden House is a two year residential program for survivors of commercial and sexual exploitation. We embrace a holistic approach towards recovery by providing housing, mental and physical healthcare, legal resources, education, and job training. Eden House is a safe space for 6-8 women to heal and grow, and a place where they are empowered to build new lives for themselves.
Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) changes the way children eat, learn, and live at five FirstLine public charter schools in New Orleans. Our mission is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community, by integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs.
The Hynes family is committed to providing all students with a culturally diverse learning community producing proficient readers, writers, problem solvers, and critical thinkers in order to be succsessful in a changing world.
Garden on Marais serves the New Orleans community as an educational gathering space and market farm. We work to provide access to nutrient-rich food within our neighborhood and in the marketplace.
Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans collaborates with the wider community to serve those in need. We offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless, and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.
Evacuteer.org is a non-profit 501c(3) organization committed to training and mobilizing volunteers to assist citizens without reliable transportation in the event of a mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.
Our mission is to spread the love of Christ by delivering timely, trustworthy, and responsible assistance to middle age and elderly men and women with vision impairments on any level. We accomplish this by providing them assistance within their home, transportation for groceries, and access to venues for enjoyable experiences. Another goal is to aide the homeless by providing them reading glasses, toiletries, and seasonal necessities. Lastly, we expose the youth to various educational ventures to reduce levels of deviance. This is accomplished through community volunteering, education, civic skills training.
FFLIC is statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for all of Louisiana's youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. As mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts and allies we believe in and implement a model of organizing that is people and community centered and explicitly anti-racist. We engage in education, community building and leadership development through strategically chosen campaigns in order to empower individuals, families and communities to transform currently oppressive systems and institutions into ones that uphold justice for our families.
I remember the day they told me my daughter would never learn how to read. I took that as a challenge to prove them wrong. 22 years later not only can she read, she is also a wife, mother and professional. Families come to us for assistance when the "professionals" tell them all the things that are wrong with their children. We tell them all the wonderful things that are right with their children and teach them to dream big.
FatHappy Media creates exciting, authentic video content for local & national brands.
The goal of Felicity Street Redevelopment is the revitalization of the Lower St. Charles Corridor neighborhood, the area bounded by St. Charles Avenue and Oretha Castle Haley. Once a vital part of New Orleans life, the area contains splendid residential and commercial buildings that are waiting to be reclaimed and provide housing for the increasing number of newcomers to the area.
Facilitate performances, exhibitions and social networking for struggling Visual & Performing Artists in New Orleans and encourage the return of artists forced to relocate.
The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans. We do this by directly operating non-selective public schools and by developing training programs for teachers and school leaders across New Orleans.
For The Children's primary focus is to improve the reading skills and academic performance of the students it works with. The program also strives to develop positive attitudes towards reading, literature and school. The program establishes relationships between individuals from New Orleans’ various socio-economic groups. Academic mentors are instructed to model pro-social behavior to act as an example for the children with whom they work. Finally, FTC strives to assist in raising the overall all performance rating of the schools the program serves.
Foundation for Louisiana invests in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.
Friends of Mary Landrieu is the 2014 re-election campaign committee for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu is up for re-election on November 4, 2014.
To share the gifts and benefits of laughter with sick children in hospitals across Chicago and New Orleans through volunteer improvisation performances.
Gambit Communications, Inc. is committed to creating a working environment that values honesty, trust, respect and teamwork with an emphasis on community involvement and fun. Twenty-eight years ago the first issue of Gambit Weekly was published. Today, 40,000 papers are distributed every week to over 375 locations throughout the metro New Orleans area. This locally owned newspaper is one of the most successful weeklies in the country, and the recipient of numerous annual awards for editorial and design achievement.
The Gentilly Civic Improvement Association works to • Address the needs of New Orleans' Sixth Planning District community that desires, promotes and protects family-friendly, wealth-building values through education, planning, marketing, creative pro-activity and cooperative interaction with government. • Lessen the burden of government by: Guiding municipal services and resources; Providing a unified voice in the rebuilding and planning process; Promoting excellence in education and other quality of life issues; Developing community culture and traditions; Strengthening neighborhood retail and small business development.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. While the geographic area has expanded, our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, remains unwavering. Volunteers are the strength of Girl Scouting, and our volunteers are the greatest support team for girls, bringing their talents, energy, and dedication to Girl Scouting. Women and men interested in volunteering in a variety of capacities are encouraged to contact us today. The Council is governed by a volunteer policy-making Board of Directors, led by President Jackie Daniels. Operations are managed by a paid chief executive officer, Jackie Alexander, with a staff of about 43 full-time and part-time women and men. The GSLE headquarters is in New Orleans, and a regional service Center is located in Baton Rouge. Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Among its properties are three camps: Camp Marydale in St. Francisville, Camp Whispering Pines in Independence, and Camp Covington in Covington; McFadden Cabin, located in New Orleans’ City Park; a Regional Service Center in Baton Rouge which houses regional offices and a program/training center; and the Council Service Center in New Orleans, which houses the Council's corporate headquarters and a training center.
The mission of Girls on the Run is to prepare and educate girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Our program is designed to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At-risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
Working in cooperation with business, government, individuals, and non-governmental organizations to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure world through partnerships, public education and targeted advocacy efforts.
To equip our neighbors to live THE more abundant life.
Mission: to improve the quality of afterschool programs and increase access to these programs for New Orleans’ children and youth. We provide afterschool programs with the training, technical assistance, evaluation, data, networking, information sharing, and the support they need to offer children and youth high quality afterschool and out-of-school time opportunities.
Through innovative nutrition curriculum and hands-on training in the culinary arts, The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University seeks to better prepare future physicians to serve and heal patients and communities.
The Good Work Network is dedicated to helping low-income and disadvantage micro entrepreneurs get the resources they need to succeed. It provides training, one-on-one consultation, group networking and collaboration opportunities, back office support services, market access assistance, and access to micro loan funds to individuals and businesses in the greater New Orleans area. In support of its mission, Good Work Network also provides clerical and accounting services to small non-profit organization in the area.
GNOBAC’s mission is to increase awareness of the benefits of and support for breastfeeding in the lives of mothers, children and families in Louisiana, and to partner with other organizations in creating a community that values the support and promotion of breastfeeding as the standard for optimal infant health and development.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center is a private, non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating housing discrimination throughout the greater New Orleans area through education, investigation and enforcement activities. GNOFHAC promotes fair competition throughout the housing marketplace- rental, sales, lending and insurance. GNOFHAC is dedicated to fighting housing discrimination not only because it is illegal, but also because it is a divisive force that perpetuates poverty, segregation, ignorance, fear and hatred.
Organized in August 1988, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is a non-profit 501(c) (4) organization whose mission is to attract and manage sporting events that have a positive economic impact on the Greater New Orleans area. Since 1988, the GNOSF has turned a $25 Million investment, from public and private sources, into a $1 Billion Economic impact.
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.
Greenlight Operations (GO) seeks to embrace the Earth Charter and UN Millennium Development Goals to create a sustainable global framework for businesses founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, a culture of peace, and all-inclusive prosperity.
Griffin Law Group aims to provide children with mental and/or physical disabilities with the tools they need to make connections with others and lead healthy lives by receiving proper medical treatment, SSI and Medicaid benefits.
The Grow Dat Youth Farm’s mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana.
We will celebrate women who are making a positive difference in the city, empower them to do more, and connect them with resources to be successful both personally and professionally.
Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a network of environmental, social justice, and citizens' groups and individuals committed to restoring the Gulf of Mexico to ecological and biological sustainability.
To create long-lasting job growth and reduced dependence on foreign energy supplies, while helping shift energy sources to clean and dependable technologies.
The mission of Hagar's House is to be a sanctuary for women and children in a state of crisis in New Orleans by providing an open and empowering residential community, resource coordination, and a safe space to transition into permanent housing.
To engage, empower, and transform our community through volunteer service by connecting every passion with its purpose.
The Harry Tompson Center is committed to providing a calm and caring environment in which to serve the needs of the poor and homeless in the downtown New Orleans area. The Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all those who come to us in need, not merely by responding to physical needs, but also by attending to the whole person with respect and compassion, after the example of Jesus.
To provide compassionate caring responses to the needs of patients and their families from their entry point as "hospice status" through the 13-month bereavement period (post-death) with respect for the uniqueness of each individual, socio-cultural-spiritual differences among families, and the normal challenges of the end-of-life experience including grief/loss.
To preserve, maintain, and complete the restoration of the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses and properties, to interpret their place in and contribution to the culture of New Orleans, and to educate visitors about the history of New Orleans and its population in the period from 1830 to 1880.
The New Orleans Hillel mission is to provide students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity in a safe and comfortable environment.
The Hollygrove Market and Farm (HM&F) is an urban farm, local produce market, and community garden space located in the heart of New Orleans. Our collaborative partners include Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation, New Orleans Food & Farm Network, Tulane City Center, Trinity Christian Community, and the Master Gardeners of New Orleans. Hollygrove Market and Farm exists is to increase accessibility of fresh produce to Hollygrove, surrounding underserved neighborhoods, and all of New Orleans while promoting sustainability through support of local farmers and the local economy as well as acting as a demonstration site for environmentally sustainable practices.
The mission of Homer A. Plessy Community School is to develop students who think critically and act responsibly as citizens. Drawing inspiration from our school’s namesake and from the resources of this community, we will provide a stimulating environment that promotes academic excellence as well as an understanding of our shared history and cultures. Our goal is to maximize learning potential and promote development of the whole child. We want our students to mature into whole, healthy people who are confident about their gifts and their place in the world as citizens, who have keen minds and compassionate hearts and who contribute to a world that needs them. We are committed to an academic program that emphasizes a passion for life-long learning.
Hope Stone, Inc. unlocks the innate creativity of young people and adults through our movement classes and our youth arts outreach program Hope Stone Kids.
I-STARRT (the Institute for the Sustainable Transfer of Advanced Renewable Technology) has twenty years of experience sharing sustainable technologies in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. We are dedicated to the sharing of genius and technology created by individuals in resource-constrained countries with others in similar circumstances. We believe international development can be best achieved with people make decisions for themselves.
The Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) is an independent, civilian police oversight agency created in August of 2009. Its mission is to improve cooperation and trust between the community and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) through objective review of police misconduct investigations. By providing outreach to the New Orleans community and making thoughtful policy recommendations to the NOPD and the City Council, the IPM works to promote accountability and increase the NOPD’s openness and responsiveness to the community it serves. The Police Monitor has three broad responsibilities: 1) to ensure that all concerns regarding police misconduct are classified and investigated at the appropriate level and that those investigations are fairly, timely and thoroughly handled. To make information about this review process available to the public. 2) to carefully consider aggregate data from complaints, investigations, community concerns and public policy in crafting recommendations aimed toward improving the quality services of the NOPD. 3) to reach out to inform the community about the complaint process and IPM activities, and to listen and respond to broader community concerns > DEDICATED to improving cooperation and trust between the community and the NOPD > COMMITTED to bringing highest national standards and best practices to the NOPD > ACCOUNTABLE to the people of New Orleans
Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and Southern Mississippi, and assists them with their transition into the free world upon their release. IPNO works in the states with the country's highest incarceration rates and the highest rates of wrongful conviction in the country. By identifying and remedying cases and causes of wrongful conviction, we engage in high impact, frontline advocacy in the courts of law and public opinion, and lead community-based responses into the mistakes made by our criminal justice system. As of January 2011, IPNO has secured the freedom for 19 wrongfully convicted prisoners.
Louisiana State University operates eight hospitals, which are managed by the Health Care Services Division. Combined, the LSU facilities admit 50,000 patients annually, and they provide nearly 1.2 million outpatient visits, around 70 percent of which are clinic visits.Mission-driven to care for the uninsured and provide training opportunities for future health professionals, LSU HCSD is a statewide safety net system in which everyone is eligible for care. LSU hospitals, in providing the majority of care to the uninsured patients in the state, support other community facilities by protecting them from a greater share of uncompensated care.
Our mission is to foster a diverse community of learners through rigorous academic programs that promote an understanding of business, multi-cultural awareness, and foreign language fluency, while preparing our students to succeed in a global economy.
The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing French or Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.
The Iron Rail is a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer project, located in the French Quarter. Iron Rail interns and volunteers gain experience in the fields of education, small business, and community organizing. The mission of the Iron Rail is to promote a literate and informed community. The Iron Rail is committed to an open, inclusive, and welcoming atmosphere, regardless of a person's color, sex, sexual orientation, or economic status. The main project of the Iron Rail is to operate a bookstore and lending library.
Jefferson Community Action Programs (JEFFCAP) is Jefferson Parish's agency dedicated to fulfilling its mission of empowering as many families of Jefferson Parish including our elderly, disabled, economically disadvantaged and youth through our various programs. Linkages have been built with federal, state, local and private agencies to provide a wide array of services in order to help meet the needs of the clients we serve. Our goal is to help people who need temporary assistance get back on their feet and become self sufficient.
Adult Learning Centers offer free services to all adults that include skill improvement to meet the needs of the workforce, GED preparation, computer literacy, job application/resume' writing assistance, and English language classes for the non-English speakers
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans serves as the central coordinating body for the Jewish community. Its purpose is to build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community in the Greater new Orleans area, and, in accordance with Jewish tradition, to assure the continuity of the Jewish people in America, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
John Dibert School, working in partnership with parents and the community, seeks to provide a positive learning environment that encourages high academic achievement and good citizenship for all students.
Our mission is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans. To fulfill that mission, we provide a caring community where students acquire the academic foundation necessary for success in high school and college. We also offer a wide variety of activities that nurture students' intellectual, social and moral growth.
A British Virgin Islands private, not-for-profit, dedicated to the preservation of the island of Jost Van Dyke – its land, the surrounding sea, its living creatures, and its culture through conservation, cultivation, education, and research
Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans core purpose is to inspire young people to successfully participate in our economy through workforce development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
The mission of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) is to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people, families and communities to ensure children are given the greatest opportunities to grow and thrive.
OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD A NATIONAL GREEN MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS,LOUISIANA TO PROVIDE A PLACE TO HONOR THOSE WHO PERISHED IN HURRICANE KATRINA, REMEMBER AND LEARN FROM THE CATASTROPHE, AND CELEBRATE THE STRENTH OF THE SURVIORS AND THOSE WHO CAME TO HELP REBUILD.OUR VISIONIS TO CONSTRUCT THE FIRST LEED CERTIFIED PLATIMUM MUSEUM OF ITS KIND IN AMERICA. OUR STRATEGIC PLAN INCLUDEES GOALS TO CREATE MUSEUM EXHIBITS THAT ENHANCE THE EDUCATIONAL AND HISTORICAL AWARENESS OF VISITORS ONSITE,PARTICIPANTS AT TRAVELING EXHIBITS, AND SURFERS ON THE INTERNET. EACH PART OF THIS PROJECT CREATES A SAMPLING FROM THREE LARGER STRATEGIC GOALS.
Kedila Family Learning Services, Inc. (“Kedila”) was founded in New Orleans post-Katrina to provide the social services desperately needed by residents as they slowly returned to the city. Our mission is to provide education, training, support services and affordable and safe housing to the constituency we serve. Our vision is to provide hope to those who have been left behind as they continue with the daily struggle of life. Kedila prides itself on being an organization “Where the Journey to Learning Begins.”
KID smART makes learning come alive for public school students by teaching in and through the arts. Increasing schools' capacity to teach to the whole child, and serving children who may not succeed in a traditional classroom is the focus of our work. To do so, we present long term artist in the classroom residencies, professional development for classroom teachers, and collaborations with cultural institutions. KID smART is working with 13 schools and more than 3,000 students, fulfilling our mission of working with the arts to engage children in learning about themselves and the world in which they live. Through the performing and visual arts, we strive to enhance 21st century skills of imagination, creativity and innovation, while creating excitement about learning. KID smART has been, and remains, committed to sustainable growth, expanding services only as their quality can be supported by the organization’s resources.
Rethinkers are a group of students dreaming big about the changes they want in their schools and taking action to make those dreams a reality. The idea is simple: students are experts on their own school experiences and deserve a voice in education reform.
Kingsley House educates children, strengthens families and builds community.
A Mission Statement Believing in the power of education to solve many social problems, The Seed: Hispanic/Latino Center for Educational Development aims to help Hispanic/Latino families to reach a better and higher level of education, encouraging a culture of education, facilitating greater access to colleges and universities, channeling human and economic resources, and promoting education for people of all ages. La Semilla: Centro Hispano/Latino para el Desarrollo Educacional Una Declaración de Misión Creyendo en el poder de la educación para resolver muchos problemas sociales, La Semilla: Centro Hispano/Latino para el Desarrollo Educacional, busca ayudar a las familias a alcanzar un mejor y más alto nivel educativo, desarrollando una cultura de educación, facilitando un acceso mayor a colegios y universidades, canalizando recursos humanos y económicos y promocionando la educación para gente de todas las edades.
Lafayette Academy prepares its students for success in a college preparatory high school in an atmosphere that challenges and supports each student to achieve his or her potential. With a shared leadership model which develops school wide ownership, Lafayette Academy administrators, faculty, and staff will establish a creative and rigorous academic learning environment. Teachers will act as informed decision makers who will be supported creatively to meet the needs of their students.
The mission of Lagniappe Academies is to promote academic excellence, resilience, and self-awareness in New Orleans’ children. By partnering with families, community organizations, and other institutions that share our core beliefs, Lagniappe Academies will inspire students to celebrate their cultural heritage and embrace new opportunities. Lagniappe Academies has a unique method of achieving a strong, comprehensive student and staff culture. Using research from the field of positive psychology, our school culture will promote well-being, resilience, relationships, and good habits. Our school will add a high-caliber option for parents seeking a rich and rigorous curriculum in a structured, caring environment.
As the public's independent voice, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality and habitats of the entire Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy
Mission of the Museum - The mission of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is to “bring Louisiana 's unique maritime history to life.” While most Americans are familiar with the historical significance of the city of New Orleans, the Mississippi River and the Louisiana Purchase, most local residents and visitors alike know little about the role that Lake Pontchartrain and the other rivers, marshes and bayous of southeastern Louisiana played in our country's development. Yet, for most of recorded history, these watery routes, and not the lower reaches of the mighty Mississippi River were the “front door” providing access from the Gulf of Mexico to the vast, rich interior of North America . First, Native Americans, then the great European colonial powers, fought for control of these waterways. Naval battles were fought during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. A local culture unlike any other developed to exploit the treasures of our wetlands, and special craft were designed and built to traverse the generally shallow waters of the region. This boat building tradition has continued for over three centuries – from pirogues, luggers, schooners and steamboats, to submarines and ironclads for the Civil War, to 300' long wooden cargo ships for WWI, to the fabled Higgins boats of WWII, to the cutting-edge military ships that are being built at local shipyards today. All of this makes for an incredibly interesting story, one which when the telling is complete, will make our museum one of the premier maritime museums in the country.
Lambeth House will provide a community for older adults with programs, services and a positive lifestyle to assure the highest level of physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social well-being.
The Latino Forum is a coalition working together that promotes the rights of Latinos in the greater New Orleans area through service delivery, community education, and advocacy.
Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (LaURGE) seeks to increase the quantity and quality of geoscience education in Louisiana by providing K-12 teachers with training and materials for hands-on, inquiry-based, earth and life science activities that not only satisfy the science and math Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Curriculum, but also stimulate interest and concern for nature.
To continuously challenge ourselves and others to promote an environment that honors the dignity and value of each individual who lives and works in the continuum of long-term care.
Our mission is to provide resources and advocacy that foster community development and social and economic justice efforts to strengthen the collective power of gender and sexual minorities and their allies in the Greater New Orleans area.
The mission of LifeCity is to provide information access and community coordination to empower individuals, organizations, and government agencies to make decisions that more equitably meet basic human needs today, while preserving the ability to meet these needs for future generations.
Longue Vue's mission is to preserve and use the historical and artistic legacy of Longue Vue and its creators to educate and inspire people to pursue beauty and civic responsibility in their lives.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a 501(c)(3) environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants. Our mission is to support communities use of grassroots action to become informed, sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution. The EPA-approved "bucket" is an easy to use air sampling device that fenceline neighbors use to document pollution in their neighborhoods.
We defend the right of every Louisiana child to fairness, dignity, and opportunity. Our holistic legal representation helps young people achieve their goals in court and in life; we provide resources and training for juvenile public defenders statewide; and we advocate for a juvenile justice system that is fair, compassionate, and supportive of positive youth development.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is New Orleans’ most playful place to explore, experience and learn. Plan a fun family outing. Enroll your child in a dynamic art holiday or summer camp. Organize a field trip or let the LCM bring the fun and learning to your classroom with unique outreach programs that make classroom lessons come to life.
To provide the supports and interventions necessary to put academically struggling schools on a path toward success. •Increase school readiness and prepare children to enter school •Ensure high academic standards and achievement for all students •Create a system of autonomous schools that are held accountable •Actively engage families and the community as partners in raising student achievement •Develop and streamline business practices to ensure effectiveness and high standards •Provide safe, clean, modernized buildings and classrooms that are conducive to learning.
The mission of the LEH The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' mission is to provide all Louisianians with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development.
LEJCOC is a non profit organization that is a coalition that looks at environment education, economics, and social change and wants to sit at the table with industry agencies and organizations to find a solution for the issues and social justice, racism, crime.
LAGC's mission is to provide green job skills training to unemployed, court involved, or otherwise disadvantaged New Orleans residents through the completion of environmental restoration projects. LAGC trains residents in job skills while helping them gain work adjustment skills, overcome social obstacles, secure a job, and identify resources to help them become successful, contributing members of the workforce.
Louisiana Green Scene Magazine informs and educates its readers on the many facets of green and sustainable living by providing articles and information on how to cultivate and incorporate earth friendly habits into daily living.
LHA fundraises and organizes volunteer efforts to support social service programs in Dharamsala, India, focusing on these vital areas of life; we are also dedicated to helping preserve and make available the vast wisdom, rich culture and profound knowledge of the Tibetan people, both in India and the West Through His Holiness the Dalai Lama, other Rinpoches, monks, nuns and local Tibetan people, we explore the Tibetan's path, the goal of which is universal peace and an end to suffering for all.
"The Louisiana Landmark Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House."
Formed in 1999, the Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness (LLHC) is a dynamic body of individuals, health providers, community leaders, and advocates representing multiple organizations. The Coalition pioneers efforts to assess and address the HIV/AIDS needs of Louisiana’s Latino population.
Our mission is to promote and improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public-private partnering at the community, parish and state levels.
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advocates for the animals of Louisiana by advancing their welfare, promoting their interests, and fostering the human-animal bond through innovative programs, education, and service.
Mission Statement: To collect, preserve and present, as an educational resource, objects of art, documents, artifacts and the like that reflect the history, art and culture of Louisiana for the citizens and visitors to the State of Louisiana.
The primary mission of the Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) is to assist with the technological development of individuals and member organizations by providing programs, events, organizational support and other value added services that contribute to their competitiveness and growth. We also assist in the economic development of the State of Louisiana insofar as it furthers the Council’s primary mission, and where circumstances are appropriate and funding is provided.
The primary function of the Lower 9th Ward Village is to serve as a base for residents returning to the neighborhood by offering a number of services in one centralized location, thereby contributing to community revitalization. The Village strives to nurture the aspirations of community members in furthering their careers, creativity, personal life, and community involvement through regular programming and community outreach work.
lowernine.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.
To enhance and expand delivery of legal services to indigent and low-income immigrants principally through diocesan immigration programs and to meet the immigration needs identified by the Catholic Church in the United States.
Upward Bound is a federally funded pre-college program designed to generate in its participants the skills and motivation necessary to persist in completing a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.
Our mission at Lusher Charter School is to provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which high academics, comprehensive arts education, and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each child to achieve as a learner, a person, and a valuable member of our society.
Lusher Charter School is a Kindergarten through 12th grade New Orleans Public School located in Uptown New Orleans and operated by the non-profit Advocates for Arts-Based Education Corporation. Lusher focuses on a high-academic college-preparatory curriculum, with early college credit classes through Tulane University, gifted/talented programs, Advanced Placement courses, and academic challenges in every classroom.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities throughout the world. Lycée Français will provide the opportunity for its students to achieve both the French Baccalaureate and the Louisiana high school diploma in an academically challenging and culturally diverse educational environment. In a rapidly evolving world, the Lycée Français founders believe that it is imperative for children to become multi-lingual. In fact, the global marketplace our students will enter demands it right now. By implementing the comprehensive French national curriculum (recognized worldwide for its excellence), and providing the environment for students to develop the ability to think multi-dimensionally, Lycée Français will be the first public Pre-K through 12th grade French School in the United States. At Lycée Français, it is not just the belief that “all children can learn,” it is the core concept that “all children can excel academically and succeed in the expectations and experiences of life itself.”
Grant the wishes of children that have been diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Our mission is to empower women to change their world through water.
Dedicated to honoring and educating about those who create and uphold the art and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans
The Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center, known as the Mary Amelia Women’s Center (MAC), was established in 2003 to provide outreach and education to the Greater New Orleans community. Today, the Mary Amelia Women’s Center has expanded its efforts to focus on community building for health, health promotion, research, and advocacy with the goal of improved health for women, children, and families. The mission of the Mary Amelia Women’s Center it so advance equitable health and well-being for women, children, and families through 5 core values: 1) Community participation 2) Purposeful leadership 3) Cultural sensitivity 4) Service and 5) Sustainability MAC advances equitable health and wellbeing for women, children, and families through the following core purposes: 1. Cultivating community relationships 2. Fostering innovative research 3. Advancing advocacy and action 4. Empowering through outreach
MQVN CDC's mission is to preserve and promote our unique diversity and improving the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, our work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts. MQVN CDC’s continues to rebuild the community in New Orleans East and to contribute to the rebuilding of a more equitable New Orleans. More information about MQVN CDC can be found on our website: www.mqvncdc.org.
Eco-intelligence, creativity, and innovative philanthropy unite at MATTER INC, a Benefit Corporation: We are an industrial design & consulting studio based in New Orleans, uniquely focused on raising awareness and funding initiatives that advance social change. A portion of all proceeds flow to causes that impact the health, happiness, and sustainability of our communities both locally and for our neighbors around the world. MATTER INC makes the world a better place by creating products and collaborations that matter.
"To encourage academic excellence for all students in challenging and interactive programs that are supported by teachers, staff, students, parents and community."
MediaNOLA serves as a web portal for the organization, distribution, and preservation of local histories of cultural production, performances, images, and their creators or participants.
In order to foster confident, motivated and responsible children, Each One Save One will facilitate new and support existing mentoring organizations by recruiting, screening, training and supporting mentors.
Mercy Family Center is an outpatient behavioral health clinic with three locations in the greater New Orleans area. Mercy Family Center is a primary referral site for the identification and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Autism Spectrum Disorders including PDD, and other childhood disorders.
To break the cycle of domestic violence and aid survivors of sexual assault through advocacy, intervention, empowerment and transformation.
Welcome to the new MSHD. Welcome to a District that is not afraid to restructure our services and administration in order to serve clients to the best of our abilities. As we move forward, we are working to integrate our clinics and service providers with each other in order to give clients increased access to much-needed services. We have made powerful changes in a few short months and we continue to change as we add innovative delivery through mobile health, hire new staff and administrators, and change the entire structure of contracts and referrals. Expansion of Children’s Services into a new MHSD division creates opportunities for increased services to schools. Mobile services will create a unique opportunity for all of us to actively reach out to clients. New administrators, social service professionals, and support staff can provide District- wide assistance in day-today functioning. Increased quality assurance and contract monitoring assures all of us that our clients receive the care they need. All of us must continue to focus on improved delivery of services to clients. I believe in the dedicated people of MHSD. I look forward to watching all of us change, grow, and strengthen our commitments to clients, communities and each other. Judge Calvin Johnson
Mondo Bizarro is a New Orleans based arts production company dedicated to the production and performance of original multi-disciplinary work. Our vision is to participate in the betterment of our community and the expansion of its consciousness while enga
MNI is dedicated to presenting events and cultural programs that provide local audiences with greater knowledge and appreciation of the riches of Russian Culture. In addition to cultural and artistic presentations such as theater, cabaret, festivals, and so on, we have a mission of enlightenment and education concerning classical Russian culture.
The National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD) is a membership organization of 11 regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) and 3 national centers that support the AETC mission: the AETC National Resource Center (NRC), the AETC National Evaluation Center (NEC), and the AETC National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC). NAHEWD supports the AETCs, a component of the HRSA-funded Ryan White Program (RWP), which have an explicit directive to build and maintain a well educated and culturally sensitive health professions workforce that can provide prevention education and counseling, diagnosis, care and treatment, and medical management for people at risk for and living with HIV.
NAMI New Orleans, founded in 1978 as Friends Alliance for the Mentally Ill, offers hope, help and healing to people with mental illness and to those who share their lives through family support, education and advocacy, and quality psychosocial services. Our work helps individuals live with dignity and independence within the community, enriching all of our lives
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. In support of our national mission, the Louisiana Chapter will serve as a statewide vehicle to facilitate financial support for research and p
"The National park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world."
The Mission of the Neighborhood Development Foundation is to educate and assist low and moderate-income families to build assets through homeownership. NDF is a non-profit organization that helps people through the home buying process. The Foundation has been providing straight talk and sound advice to people who register in its homeownership programs. NDF implements this through training, counseling, and facilitating financing by lenders in the banking industry.
Our mission is to revitalize communities by increasing the number of homeowners and transforming vacant or substandard properties into sustainable homeownership, and to improve quality of life through informed community building initiatives, leadership development, education, outreach and collaboration.
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Neighborhood Partnership Network (NPN)'s mission is to improve the quality of life by engaging New Orleanians in neighborhood revitalization and civic processes.
To build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives To eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action
The vision of Sci Academy is to prepare all interested students for college success, equipped with the passion and tools to begin innovative and world-changing pursuits.
As New Orleans’ official host of U. S. Government sponsored visitors, our mission is to: facilitate professional and personal interaction for international leaders during official visits to New Orleans and the greater New Orleans area; enhance respect and communication through international exchanges and alliances; and promote the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana as important business and cultural centers.
The New Orleans Film Society's mission is to engage, educate and inspire through the art of film.
To support the sustainable growing of food in backyards, community gardens, and on nearby farms, which is an important way for communities to directly increase fresh food access.
The mission of the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is to collect and redistribute excess fruit grown in the Greater New Orleans region, educate the public on the diversity and cultural importance of regionally grown fruit and advocate for the maintenance and expansion of the edible, urban forest.
This Society was organized on October 3, 1941, as a non-profit organization for the express purpose of facilitating the development of the profession and science of Geology with specific emphasis on its relationship to the exploration for and production of petroleum and natural gas. Secondary related objectives include encouraging the adoption of improved methods of exploration and exploitation; the dissemination of pertinent geological and technological data; and the maintenance of a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members.
To provide a holistic, safe, sustainable center that heals, fulfills and empowers the individual and the community by providing services and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, environmental and spiritual well-being. Within the next four years, the New Orleans Healing Center (NOHC) will become a model for urban, community healing around the world. With an overarching aim to revitalize and unify the seven (7) surrounding downtown neighborhoods, the NOHC will work fervently to ensure that the synergistic culture established will be a holistic and sustainable sanctuary to its community, the city, the region and visitors throughout the world. The NOHC will provide a full range of programs, services and products designed to enlighten and engage the minds, bodies and spirits of a diverse population while transforming and healing lives. The NOHC through its collaborative silos will stimulate economic and environmental development in the city and redefine how to “heal” a community. The New Orleans Healing Center is well run by highly motivated leaders who bring the mission and vision to life; maintains and supports itself through a variety of creative avenues; serves visitors to its community, and invites, accepts and appreciates the participation of others who benefit the community in benevolent ways; is honored and respected as a pioneering adventure, bringing new dynamics to the culture and community of New Orleans, especially the areas surrounding the center; uses its leadership capabilities in a variety of ways to bring support and assistance to community members.
Our mission is to serve the entire Jewish Community of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area by providing a superior academic and Judaic education. We nurture within our students a passion for learning. We foster a devotion to the study of Torah, and a commitment to Eretz Yisrael (the land and people of Israel) and Tikkun Olam (repairing of the world). We foster a respect for the individual as well as an appreciation for the unity of the Jewish People. The New Orleans Jewish Day School will prepare our children for full participation in American Society and Jewish life.
New Orleans Job Corps Center's mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or furthur education.
The New Orleans Kid Camera Project was created to address the psychological and emotional impacts of Hurricane Katrina on children returning home to New Orleans. Through the use of photography, creative writing and mixed media, children from flooded neighborhoods explore their environment and express themselves, their stories and feelings with their friends. This project provides a venue for growth and recovery. By teaching the children tangible skills and exposing them to new means of expression, we hope to empower them to impact their lives and environment.
The New Orleans Mission serves the poor, needy and homeless population of New Orleans. The Mission tries to meet both spiritual and physical needs in helping people to be restored to a correct relationship with God and a productive relationship with society. As an arm of the Christian Church, the Mission ministers to the least, the last and the lost.
The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.
The purpose of this organization is to promote increased knowledge of and wider interest in historical music and related subjects such as dance, theater and organology; to perform at high level of excellence such music either alone or in cooperation with other performing groups; to prepare and present lectures and publications on historical music and related subjects; to acquire funds to meet the expenses of its programs; to own property necessary to accomplish its aims and to engage in any other activity necessary to carry out its purposes
NONDC works with New Orleans’ neighborhoods to support and expand the production of quality affordable housing. NONDC is committed to reinvigorating the physical, economic and social fabric of New Orleans.
New Orleans Nursing School is to provide a wide range of studies to all students that are willing to become a nurse of any kind and to just give each student a step-by-step point on what this organization is about and how to make it become more efficient to all Tulane students who are interested.
The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) is responsible for disaster planning, response and recovery for the City of New Orleans. It coordinates the activities needed to protect the lives and property of its citizens, from natural to man-made disasters, through “All Hazards” emergency planning to increase New Orleans' capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies. One of the office’s main responsibilities is to advise the Mayor, City Council, and public safety agencies on emergency management activities and operations. NOHSEP also coordinates the state and federal agencies that respond to city-wide disasters and emergencies. This office makes all requests for federal disaster assistance and federal funding subsequent to disaster declarations.
The New Orleans Public Library inspires the individual and enriches the community through access to information, resources, technology and programming that is delivered by knowledgeable and creative staff.
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.
The New Orleans Track Club is an organization administered by runners and walkers to promote roadrace events both as a competitive sport and as one of the best athletic activities for achieving physical fitness.
NOVAC's mission is to cultivate a sustainable local film community in New Orleans by providing access to training, resources and locally generated content.
To operate a resource rich, safe, homelike environment which allows homeless women an opportunity to craft a new future for themselves and their children, and 2) To assist women in their transition to successful independent living by providing case management, counseling, employment guidance, and education services while stressing and supporting personal responsibility.
Newcomb College Institute educates women for leadership in the 21st century through activities that - honor the memory of H. Sophie Newcomb and carry forward the work of Newcomb College. - empower women by integrating teaching, research, and community engagement at Tulane University. - preserve, document and make central women’s history. - cultivate leadership among undergraduate women at Tulane University.
The core business of the Jefferson Parish Public School System, a learning organization, is to design engaging, challenging, and satisfying work for every student, every day.
Our mission is to serve as a support system for youth and families. We provide the tools necessary to: • Break the Cycles of Teen Pregnancy • Promote Motivation & Self- esteem • Build Positive Character • Help Achieve Academic Success All of which leads to improving individual’s lives, the lives of their families, and the conditions in their communities.
For 30 years, NO/AIDS Task Force has been providing hope, care and compassion to thousands of men, women and families affected by HIV & AIDS. The Task Force acknowledges that the complications of HIV-disease are not just physical, but mental, emotional and social as well. That is why our agency offers a full spectrum of care at low to no cost, including services such as: an HIV medical clinic, food pantry, home delivered meals, housing, mental health, peer support and many others. NO/AIDS also remains committed to the health of our entire community and reaches over 20,000 each year through HIV prevention education efforts.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. With the support of corporations, foundations, and individuals across Louisiana and the globe, the Institute has helped turn NOCCA into a flagship professional arts training facility. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a comprehensive Financial Aid Program that funds students’ supplies and fees associated with important summer training programs across the country; an Artists-in-Residence Program that brings more than 100 professional visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms each year; the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and expansion projects along the Press Street corridor; and concert, gallery, and literary events for the general public.
To provide techonology education and laptop computers to public school students to ensure their future academic successes.
Building sustainable communities through gardens
NOLA TimeBank’s mission is to increase the social capital among diverse groups of individuals and neighborhoods in Orleans Parish by promoting resource exchange, cooperation, community-building, and access to alternative work and learning opportunities.
The locavore effort is to raise awareness of where food comes from and to lead the curve in supporting the local food industry. Nolalocavores is dedicated to promoting this effort within 200 miles of 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
We focus on 4 general areas including: arts and culture; career development; education and sustainable development. We essentially help to encourage the development of artistic talents, skills, knowledge and business savvy by connecting artists with other artists, businesses, organizations and programs. In addition, we act as an incubator providing affordable space in order to conduct meetings, workshops, lectures and/or special events. By connecting organizations we essentially become a clearing house of information and serve to promote all of the products produced.
The mission of the organization is to cultivate economic sustainability throughout the organization's service area by • retaining and facilitating growth and enhancement of existing businesses; • recruiting new enterprises that are consistent with the Afro-Caribbean arts and cultural vision of the community; • developing diverse economic resources to assist member businesses, artists and culture bearers; and • responding to the economic needs of the O. C. Haley Boulevard business and artisan community.
Ochsner Health System is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Ochsner employs more than 750 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and more than 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner continuously meets the ever-changing patients and community needs through electronically-linked hospitals and health centers. Electronic medical records are available from any Ochsner location allowing for the most consistent patient care, both for routine health needs and more complex medical conditions.
OffBeat Magazine documents and supports New Orleans culture with a focus on music and the street culture that spawned some of its associated traditions - second lines, brass bands and Mardi Gras Indians.
The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, education, and research.
Omprakash is a free online platform that connects grassroots health, education, and environmental organizations in over 30 countries with a global audience of volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work. Our Education through Global Engagement (EdGE) program matches a rigorous online curriculum with an immersive international internship experience, leaving participants better prepared to understand and engage with local communities during their time abroad.
One Million Bones (OMB) is a social arts practice working to raise awareness of genocides occurring around the world today. To do this, we facilitate workshops that use values based discussion and hands-on art making to educate individuals about their ability to affect change around this issue. The artworks created in all these workshops will be used to create a collaborative site of conscience in Washington, D.C. in 2013.
The mission of the Orleans Public Defenders Office is to provide each eligible client with client-centered legal representation of the highest quality – zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled – whether in criminal, juvenile or municipal/traffic court.
The mission of the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) is to bring the full New Orleans community together for a respectful and informed dialogue about the future of public education in the city. Beginning with the basic questions of what quality education means and does in New Orleans, this process will create a framework for a sustainable structure of excellence and equity that will offer every child in the city access to a world-class public education. OPEN will then collab0orate with the community in creating a permanent citizen-based entity to monitor, advocate and hold accountable individuals, institutions and policy--makers responsible for sustaining universally high levels of student achievement.
WE ARE A GROWING POWER REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER. WE ARE CREATING A RESOURCE RICH SAFE SPACE FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY OF ACTION WHERE EMPOWERED YOUTH ENGAGE IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WITH OTHERS TO ACTUALIZE EFFECTIVE, REPLICABLE AND SCALABLE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BASED LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES.
P'Tones Records strives to create constructive opportunities for inner-city youth through no-cost neighborhood and art programs.
To empower residents to improve quality of life through the preservation, maintenance and beautification of neutral grounds, green spaces, playgrounds, parks, community gardens and the urban forest in New Orleans.
Partnership for Youth Development is the intermediary organization leveraging resources to programs that serve children and youth in New Orleans.
Our mission is to empower artisans by creating dignified employment opportunities that give fair wages to individuals, mainly women, in developing communities. We believe that these positive job opportunities lead to sustainable societies and a better world. By purchasing ethical garments, you are helping to reverse the cycle of poverty and to improve the world you live in. And the best part is that neither Passion Lilie nor our artisans are asking for a penny of your charity. We just want you to make a conscious purchase when you go to buy your next outfit.
To use the game of basketball to unite and educate children and their communities.
We are proactive citizens sowing seeds in sacred ground to produce opportunities to preserve the past, promote the present and endow the future culture-bearers of New Orleans. We want to coordinate and collaborate with anyone with an interest in Louis Armstrong Park to catalyze the park into a premier hub for the city’s cultural economy.
Our mission is to ensure the right and ability of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing health services, education and advocacy.
To improve the health and well being of every child by providing increased opportunity for physical activity and safe, inclusive play.
To maintain the history, culture and traditions of the Tribe and to empower the youth.
The Positive Living Treatment Center is dedicated to quality care of individuals with diminished functioning capabilities due to an emotional or psychiatric disorder. PLTC offers an alternative to an inpatient setting and a transitional, psycho-social rehabilitation option that fosters independece, dignity and respect for all persons served.
To promote the preservation, restoration, and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.
Pride College Prep is a first year charter school in New Orleans that currently serves pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. We are one of four “transformation charter schools” in the city. Transformation charter schools were placed within failing RSD schools to take over the earliest grades, adding a grade each year until we arrive at K-8. Our school is “transforming” F.W. Gregory Elementary in Gentilly, where only 36% of students passed the English Language Arts (ELA) exam in 2008. We currently serve 132 students ages 4-9 years old in two pre-K classes, two kindergartens, one first grade, and one second grade. Next year we will grow to support 200+ students ages 5-10 years old. Our students come to us from families all over New Orleans. Our student population is 97% African-American, and 126 of our 132 students qualify for free and reduced price lunch. At Pride College Prep our mission is to nourish each of our students to excel in college. Our core values are Perseverance, Achievement, Teamwork and Healthy Learning (PATH). We are a year-round school, meaning our students are never out of school for more than 3 weeks to maximize student learning and retention. Our school day runs from 7:45am-4:15pm, and we offer enrichment until 5pm daily. Every day, our pre-K students receive 180 minutes of well-planned, differentiated reading and writing instruction. In kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, this increases to 225 minutes of high-quality, rigorous English Language Arts every day. This strong foundation in literacy, in addition to extra time in math, science, and social studies, guides each student toward exceeding the highest standards.
Project Homecoming is a faith-based community development organization building resilient neighborhoods in the greater New Orleans area. We are committed to facilitating a culture of care in targeted communities through safe, durable, affordable and environmentally sensitive construction; community driven partnerships; and service and fellowship.
Project Lazarus helps heal and empower people living with HIV/AIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important support services.
To foster healthy, diverse and vibrant communities by developing, operating and advocating for affordable, mixed-income housing, supportive services and employment opportunities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs.
Puentes' mission is to build assets and create access to improve the lives of the Latino community living in New Orleans region. The organization is implementing programs to integrate Latinos into the mainstream of public, political and socioeconomic life: providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future.
Pyramid Resources Wellness Institute's primary goal is to promote recovery and stabilization of the mentaly ill and/or homeless by enhancing wellness and encouraging a state of indpendence.
Q50 Races shares your love and respect for nature and running. We believe that sport is a perfect way to enjoy amazing places worldwide, to better learn the culture and people of the race locations. Q50 Races wants to provide you the chance to have a great time with people sharing the same passion: RUNNING. Runners are most important for us. Therefore, we do everything to create a unique and amazing experience for you.
To provide an array of services to vulnerable persons in our community, encouraging hope and creating opportunities for independent lives.
The mission of Renew Schools is to provide a rigorous college preparatory education to historically underserved PK-12 students.
Resources for Human Development, Inc. is a diverse and creative non-profit that has been providing social services since 1970. While our central office is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we also provide , in addition to our programs in Louisiana, and array of services in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Currently in Louisiana, we sponsor ten human service programs. We estimate that our 30 employees in the MCS/ACT system of services serve and effectively impact the lives of approximately 5900 people in need each year, through crisis services, in-home treatment, outreach, case management, grief counseling groups, and community education
The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city.
The mission of Samuel J. Green Charter School is to prepare 100% of our students for college, careers and a successful life.
Sankofa Community Development Corporation (Sankofa CDC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization which supports the sustainability and development of the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward neighborhood through projects that advance economic viability, community collaboration, health, education, and business infrastructure. Sankofa CDC considers these quality of life resources as vehicles for economic development within the Lower 9th Ward area and addresses these community needs through a number of diverse projects.
Save Our Cemeteries is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans and to fostering a public appreciation for their architectural and cultural significance.
Save Our Schools - New Orleans Louisiana (SOS NOLA) supports public participation and oversight to ensure that every child has access to high quality public schools in New Orleans.
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response.
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. As the Louisiana office of the Sierra Club, we work on a myriad of issues and campaigns, including promoting clean energy and green building, fighting Big Coal and Big Oil, developing green jobs opportunities, and coordinating wetlands restoration.
The mission of the Silence is Violence is to call upon both citizens and public officials to achieve a safe New Orleans across all communties. We engage youth in positive expressions and actions to counter the culture of violence. We demand respect for every life, and justice for every citizen in our city.
The mission of Slow Food New Orleans is to foster the Slow Food International mission of promoting good, clean and fair food for all. GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture. CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health. FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers. FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.
Smiles 2 Geaux is a non-profit public health organization that utilizes mobile dental clinics to provide high-quality oral health care to underserved and disadvantaged populations within New Orleans.
Soccer In The Streets- n.o.l.a. is a program affiliated with the national non-profit Soccerinthestreets.org, that was re-started after the Hurricanes of 2005, after a decade or so of hibernation. Our goal is to help rebuild an accessible, happening and healthy soccer community; place where kids can express themselves, play together and get fit. We strive to balance our programming by serving equal numbers of females and males, and promote sustainability by involving families. Our academic focus is on components of social justice, global awareness and physical fitness as it relates to health.
SENO's mission is to systematically advance solutions to our city's most pressing social challenges by identifying and incubating the social entrepreneurs who tackle these high-priority challenges.
The mission of Sophie B. Wright Charter School is to create a community of empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Every student will be inspired and challenged to learn, grow, and accomplish academic, social, and vocational goals.
The Southeastern Architectural Archive was established in 1980 by the Tulane University Libraries in order: • To acquire significant collections related to the built environment of the southeastern Gulf Region. • To provide access to and delivery of information resources to Tulane University faculty, students, and staff in support of the research and instructional mission of the University and the School of Architecture. • To preserve and protect records associated with the history and development of the region’s architecture and built environment. • To provide access to and delivery of architectural records to researchers and community members. • To provide educational and outreach programming through public exhibitions, lectures and other community engagements.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum Foundation was formed to educate the public about the culture of the South through the study and celebration of its food and beverages. SoFAB designs exhibits, maintains archives, maintains collections of artifacts (which includes its library) in order to preserve and educate the general public, in particular, children through schools, and those interested in Southern economics, public policy, history, nutrition, art and culture through the lens of food and drink.
The purpose of the Friends of St. Alphonsus is to preserve and restore the former St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, now known as St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center,and to promote its adaptive reuse as a multi-venue resource in the areas of education, research, the arts, and other civic and cultural endeavors
St. Andrew's Episcopal School strives to educate the mind, body and spirit of children by promoting academic excellence and social responsibility in a small, nurturing environment which values faith, reason, and diversity.
To enrich the lives of youth and their families in the Greater New Orleans region, through academic enrichment, artistic exposure & training, environmental awareness & community service.
The mission of St. Bernard Battered Women's Program, Inc. is to empower all survivors of domestic violence---through strong programs that promote quality assurance and continuous growth---to live independent lives free from power and control by other individuals.
The mission of the St. Bernard Project is to create housing opportunities so that Hurricane Katrina survivors can return to their homes and communities. The St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit, community-based organization carries out its mission through three primary programs: Rebuilding Program, Center for Wellness and Mental Health and Senior Housing Program. SBP works in both St. Bernard and Orleans Parish, and has had over 24,000 volunteers come through and New Orleans families rebuild. St Bernard Project works with all the members of the community without regard to race, creed, gender, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical ability.
St. Dominic Church and School, located in the heart of Lakeview, a residential neighborhood in New Orleans, has been the anchor of worship and family values for many generations. Our community has served as a role model in the Archdiocese of New Orleans through Family Life programming, 24-hour Eucharist Adoration, Pre-Cana marriage preparation, CYO development, a Blue Ribbon Nationally Recognized School of Academic Excellence, community service, and reaching out to those in need of assistance anywhere in the world.
The specific aim of St. John #5/Camp ACE is to improve the social and health levels of low income adults, children and youth. St. John's HIV program provides street and community outreach, condom distribution, testing, venue based outreach, HIV/AIDS presentations/education, and referrals.
Our organization is committed to providing exceptional health care, to the elderly community,in particular to the poor.
At St. Margaret's, service is a shared ministry. Concerned family members work together with caring professionals to enrich the lives of fragile loved ones. Since 1931, St. Margaret's has continued the loving legacy begun by volunteer women dedicated
St. Paul’s Episcopal School is dedicated to instilling in our children strength of intellect and strength of character in a Christian environment that is positive, respectful, and familial. We encourage our students to strive to do their best, to be humane, and appreciate the beauty of life.
Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.
To improve the reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary school students.
StayLocal is Greater New Orleans' Independent Business Alliance that connects locally-owned, independent business to customers, resources and each other. StayLocal is devoted to raising the visibility and viability of the locally owned, independent New Orleans businesses because we believe that New Orleans’ independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character.
* The Center comprises a diverse group of scholars representing many disciplines and points of view drawn together by our common interest in Latin America. * The Center's principal purpose is to promote, sustain, and encourage research and teaching of Latin American Studies primarily at Tulane University. * The Center for Latin American Studies upholds a very broad definition of Latin America including geographic locations, disciplines, political and ideological perspectives. * The Center fosters a community of scholars representing a broad spectrum of ideas, interests, disciplines. * The Center has done much to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American Studies, and provides a model of a true interdisciplinarian spirit. * The Center is an integral part of the International Latin American Studies community. * The Center educates the university community about the multicultural and multi-faceted importance of Latin America and makes this importance felt in the community at large. * The Center initiates or encourages new projects involving Latin America. * The Center coordinates the training of students and K-12 teachers in Latin American Studies.
Strategic Charitable Alliance (SCA) is committed to creating, developing, and executing event based concepts and solutions that will provide awareness, support and aid individuals, communities and organizations, in achieving goals and objectives that will make a positive impact in the world and environment.
The mission of Strive Incorporated is to assure people with disabilities the most life-enriching experiences in work, in play, and wherever they live by providing a continuum of services.
We develop college bound students for leadership and lifelong learning. At Success Preparatory Academy, we are driven by results in everything we do. We develop our students to become the next generation of leaders within their communities and beyond. Not only do we offer a nurturing environment where students are taught art, music, and physical education daily; but we combine this with a rigorous focus on language arts, math, science, and social studies in cultivating our 21st century scholars.
Dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through low-cost vaccination clinics, education and advocacy.
To unite volunteerism and community resources to provide free swimming lessons to low-income youth and to ensure that every low-income child has the opportunity and available resources to learn the life-saving skill of swimming.
T.R.E.E.'s mission is to educate children and adults about the life science processes that govern our planet, to inspire them to appreciate the natural world, and to motivate them to protect it.
teachNOLA is a cooperative partnership between New Schools for New Orleans, the Recovery School District and The New Teacher Project to ensure our classrooms are staffed with only the most effective teachers. The Teaching Fellows program is a highly selective alternate route to teaching program that recruits, selects and trains committed individuals to become effective teachers in high-need public schools in New Orleans. teachNOLA partners with TNTP Academy as our certification vehicle that provides rigorous and relevant training to new teachers during the first year in the classroom in order to have an immediate impact on student achievement in our city’s highest need schools.
The Building Block is a dynamic community and the preferred provider of physical space for green businesses and non-profit organizations committed to environmental sustainability and positive social impact. Our green sector business centers are designed to invigorate the sustainable economy and foster synergistic relationships amongst tenants. Through our efforts, we are moving green commerce to the mainstream while accelerating business growth and job creation in the green industry sectors.
The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal exists to contribute to the holistic rebirth of Greater New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region through programs and services that promote social, racial and economic justice. The Center strives to empower, inform and help build a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive community.
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit is an Episcopal Church in Uptown New Orleans and the home base for Episcopal Campus Ministry of Tulane and Loyola Universities, in partnership with the ELCA. Our mission is to share the joy we find in faith, community, and service with the campus communities of Tulane and Loyola. We strive to be a place where all people are not only welcomed, but where all people are celebrated and loved.
To serve children with autistic spectrum disorders by providing educational services, and by offering training and technical support to families, teachers and other professionals.
The Cookbook Project (CBP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers youth to be the catalysts for healthier communities through food literacy and cooking education. To achieve this mission, CBP employs a 3-tiered impact model. Food Literacy Educators (FLEDs) are trained to disseminate a unique health education curriculum that targets youth at-risk for chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Youth participants then become Community Food Ambassadors, spreading their knowledge and skills at the family and neighborhood level. Although practically focused on culturally relevant cooking and nutrition, CBP’s experiential model ultimately empowers community leaders of all ages to be self-sufficient and resilient agents of change. Every day, each person has the power to change the world through their food choices. CBP teaches others to cook the change they wish to see in themselves, and in the world!
The Cowen Institute, which opened its doors in March 2007, is an action-oriented think tank that informs and advances solutions – through policies, programs, and partnerships – to eliminate the challenges impeding the success of K-12 education in New Orleans and beyond. Our work is focused in the following areas: Applied Research, Public Policy, University-Based Initiatives, and College Readiness Programs.
The Idea Village is a501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans The Entergy Innovation Center (EIC), a project of the Idea Village, is a business incubator, creative hub, and community resource center that supports the development of arts entrepreneurship. It's mission is to spur entrepreneurship in the 9th Ward by empowering community members to create economic self-sufficiency by engaging in the cultural economy.
The Green Project is a nonprofit building supply retail store which develops a culture of creative reuse by building a marketplace for reclaimed materials and cultivating a respect for their value.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and research center operated by the Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation, presents and interprets the history and culture of New Orleans and the Louisiana region for the benefit of the public. The Collection gives life to this history and places it in its appropriate regional, national, and international context. This is accomplished through the collection and preservation of original and supporting material, interpretive museum exhibitions, publications and other educational programs. Located in the French Quarter, the Williams Residence and other historic buildings housing the Collection are available for visitation and study.
The John Besh Foundation provides scholarships, grants, and loans to individuals in the New Orleans community with the passion, creativity, and knowledge to enact change in their culinary worlds. The Foundation is dedicated to providing not only funding but also the structure and support essential to empowering its recipients fully. By design, each initiative of The John Besh Foundation holds sustainability as the key to having a lasting impact on the community.
The mission of Lagniappe Academies is to promote academic excellence, resilience, and self-awareness in the children of New Orleans. By partnering with families, community organizations and other groups and individuals who share our core beliefs, Lagniappe Academies will inspire students to celebrate their cultural heritage and embrace new opportunities.
We're a non-profit investigative newsroom, dedicated to increasing government transparency. We report on recovery issues in New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast, focusing on land use, education, money and politics, criminal justice and environmental issues.
The Loft is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence by providing a safe, fun, and educational, culturally enriching atmosphere in which children can reach their full individual, social, emotional and academic potential. The program provides tutorial assistance, cultural enrichment programs, field trips, mentoring, and recreational activities for pre-school through sixth grade students.
Make It Right builds safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working families. We aim to be a catalyst for change in the building industry in New Orleans and beyond.
Provide special needs children a chance to play ball despite their disability.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
Mission the Porch is a cultural organization committed to the Seventh Ward area. We seek to promote and sustain the cultures of the neighborhood, city, and region and to foster exchange between cultural groups. the Porch is a place where all can come to do and share their culture, and to take care of each other and our communities.
In an effort to Ride the Wave to Rebirth, The Pro Bono Project’s continuing mission to provide free, quality civil legal services to the poor is more important than ever. By engaging volunteer attorneys to render pro bono services, The Pro Bono Project serves clients in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. With funding from the Justice For All Ball and other sources, The Pro Bono Project works in collaboration with other social service providers to improve the quality of life for our clients and our community.
The Urban Conservancy is dedicated to research, educate and advocate on the wise stewardship of the built environment and local economies. Its flagship program, Stay Local!, is a a citywide initiative to create a strong local economy based on locally-owned businesses.
The World Affairs Council of New Orleans seeks to raise community awareness of international issues through educational and social forums, with a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive fellowship.
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Top Box Foods is a non profit organization with a simple purpose: to offer fresh, healthy, high-quality foods at affordable prices, particularly to folks living in areas with limited access to nutritious eating options.
Meeting the needs of a diverse community.
Founded in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New Orleans' only community based, not-for-profit faith-based hospital. For more than 150 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans' most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary sta
Trinity Christian Community is a faith-based organization that educates and equips New Orleans leaders and organizations to effect change through leadership development, capacity building and community transformation.
The inauguration of the Center for Public Service reflects Tulane University's renewed sense of purpose within a city and region rising from devastation. Recognizing that active civic engagement builds strong, healthy communities and responsible citizens, the Center for Public Service merges academic inquiry with sustained civic engagement. The Center is a forum for students, faculty, and community partners to work together to address urgent and long-term social challenges and opportunities. Our approach to learning prepares Tulane University students to participate more fully in today's complex society in intellectually rigorous ways. Tulane University's Center for Public Service supports a university curriculum and research agenda by uniting academics and action, classroom and communities through which students, faculty, and community partners dedicate themselves to the transformation of civic life.
The Tulane City Center houses the Tulane School of Architecture’s applied urban research and outreach programs. Programs of the City Center vary over time, but share a focus on improving cities - particularly our home city of New Orleans - through fostering global urban research, the development of flexible and innovative urban strategies, and the provision of environmentally and culturally informed principles to guide the design and revitalization of the contemporary metropolis. An important aspect of our work is to ensure that, where appropriate, our research is activated through design and construction and/or advocacy and education.
The Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic provides holistic legal services to victims of domestic violence.
To train effective and ethical lawyers by guiding law students through actual client representation; To represent those who could otherwise not afford competent legal help on environmental issues. The Clinic broadens public participation in environmental decision making by giving a voice to clients who would not be heard otherwise; and, To bolster community members’ capacity to help themselves in their ongoing efforts for a cleaner and healthier environment.
The mission of the Department is to advance knowledge in the field of Pediatrics through innovative medical education to students, residents and fellows; cutting-edge basic and applied health research; and quality clinical services in general and specialty pediatrics.
The Institute's mission is to foster understanding and development of laws and policies that allow for improved stewardship and sustainable management of our water resources through research, teaching, and outreach
The Tulane Regional Urban Design Center aids regional municipal governments, community groups, and other groups who require strategic urban planning & design, development of architectural design guidelines, and other urban and architectural design service
The Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center is dedicated to improving the health of our New Orleans neighbors by providing high-quality, holistic, accessible, community-centric care. The Brinton Family Health & Healing Center, housed within the Ruth Fertel clinic, aims to provide free health and wellness resources to the patients of the clinic and surrounding community.
To preserve and make available research materials about New Orleans and the wider state of Louisiana including Louisiana publications, images, maps and archives.
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.
Turtle Cove's mission is "to promote environmental awareness in southeastern Louisiana; encourage educators and their students to take an active role in environmental restoration and education; and serve as a liaison between research scientists, educators and students, and the general public".
The USGBC Louisiana Chapter will continually promote the principles and concepts of green building practices in the State of Louisiana to assist the US Green Building Council national organization in the protection of the environment and the reduction of the consumption of precious resources. As Louisiana rebuilds its gulf-coast economy and wetlands, USGBC-LA will provide a visible platform for advancing sustainable building principles and environmentally responsible practices that improve environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.
The mission of the United Saints is to help people return home and improve the quality of life in the Central City neighborhood and the surrounding areas of New Orleans by engaging in rehabilitating and rebuilding homes with the help of local and national volunteers.
To develop quality leaders for the Air Force by recruiting, training, educating and commissioning the best candidates from New Orleans area universities.
Our mission is to provide services to those who are homeless, advocate for effective public policies to rebuild the lives of all low-income individuals living within the Greater New Orleans area, and work to prevent new homelessness as we rebuild our city.
To glorify God by providing an individualized, nationally-competitive, and Christ-centered education that will empower Central City youth at-risk of not graduating from high school to discover and experience the plans that God has for them.
College Track is the catalyst for change for under-resourced high school students who are motivated to earn a college degree.
V.O.T.E. is an organization dedicated to building the political power of people most impacted by the criminal justice system, especially formerly incarcerated persons (FIPs), their families and loved ones. Through: • Voter mobilization • Economic empowerment • Legal education • Community education • Leadership Development
The mission of VertiFarms is to efficiently provide nutrition where fresh food is unavailable as a result of disasters, climate, insufficient planning, lack of a soil alternative, or where social inequities have resulted in “food deserts.”
VIA LINK connects people and organizations with information and resources to enable them to help themselves and others. VIA LINK fulfills this mission through information services, referral, and crisis intervention.
VIA LINK connects people and organizations with information and resources to enable them to help themselves and others. This is where the LINK in VIA LINK comes from – we are linking individuals with the services they need. We fulfill this mission through information services, referrals, and crisis intervention.
To serve as a catalyst and change-agent in uplifting our youth and families toward their fullest potential.
Village Green at the New Orleans Public Library works to enhance information access to local energy efficiency and sustainability resources.
Our mission at West Jefferson High School is to transition our students to higher education and/or career readiness by providing rigorous, engaging instruction, and promoting on-going collaboration with all stakeholders.
Where Y'At Magazine is New Orleans full-color entertainment publication, covering local music, dining, nightlife and the arts.
Woodlands Conservancy was organized in 2001 with the mission to preserve and develop an ecosystem dedicated to creating daily public opportunities for recreation, ecotourism and education in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Woodlands Conservancy is to be the regional model for the conservation of hardwood forests, and a leader in the advocacy and preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems.
To provide quality instruction in math, reading and writing for adults with the help of committed staff and compassionate volunteers.
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization created to develop leadership through community projects.
Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by ... - Praying for young people. - Going where kids are. - Building personal relationships with them. - Winning the right to be heard. - Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing. - Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ with adolescents. - Inviting them to personally respond to this Good News. - Loving them regardless of their response. - Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the knowledge of - God's Word and become people who can share their faith with others. - Helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full - God-given potential. - Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation. - Working with a team of like-minded individuals — volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff.
By providing intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth, we will strengthen each young person’s capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood.
The mission of the Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward is to foster academic achievement, cultivate artistic expression, increase community involvement, and promote the healthy growth and development of children in the Lower 9th Ward through regular music instruction.
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is a small non-profit organization that was organized by youth, for youth, following Hurricane Katrina. Over time the organization has evolved, however our vision of helping rebuild the community has remained constant. Our mission is to reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes in New Orleans with the help of youth volunteers, in order to reduce blight while teaching valuable leadership and occupational skills. The houses are then sold at 80% of market value to educators to further the improvement of the community.
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center - OCH Gallery is an entirely volunteer, artist run media arts center that has been in New Orleans 24 years this November. We do full-time programming of film, video, performance art, visual art, creative music, dance, spoken word, comedy and theater. We produce several annual festivals and series including the NEW ORLEANS MIDDLE EAST FILM FESTIVAL, PATOIS: NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, ZEITGEIST CREATIVE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES, CANADA IS BIGGER THAN THE U.S., NEW ORLEANS QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL, LAS AMERICAS: RECENT FILMS FROM LATIN AMERICA, etc. We are also inaugurating a monthly indoor/outdoor artist market and expanding our monthly gallery exhibitions. Our mission statement is simply "Something for and against everyone!"
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