Avery Brewton

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

Phone: 504-862-3354
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Avery Brewton


Community Service Student Organizations

With more than 40 student organizations and student-led projects dedicated to service at Tulane University and several others doing service in the broader community, The Center for Public Service provides advising, promotional, organizational, and leadership support to USG-recognized community service clubs and student-run initiatives. From working with youth, to supporting rebuilding programs, there is a broad range of opportunities to choose from! Email the student leader or adviser listed for more information.

Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) is celebrating its 42nd year of providing several community service projects and important awareness events for the Tulane student body. This council supports all student led- community service clubs and helps to cultivate relationships and awareness initiatives that meet the needs of our community partners and student volunteers.
Student Chairperson: Samantha Gould
Staff Advisor for all CACTUS Projects: Avery Brewton

CACTUS Project: Best Buddies -Tulane volunteers are paired with individuals with intellectual disabilities in order to enhance their lives by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendships. The buddies get together twice a month for outings and activities.
Student Leader: Elyse Monat

CACTUS Project: Blood Drives
Student Leader: Siraphob "Beam" Chansangavej

CACTUS Project: Children's Athletic Program (CAP) -Volunteers create a positive recreational environment by playing games and emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership.
Student Leaders: TBA

CACTUS Project: Habitat for Humanity -Volunteers work on a Saturday once or twice a month with Habitat building houses in various neighborhoods throughout New Orleans.
Student Leader: Ryan Adel

CACTUS Project: Hope Garden
Student Leader:
Ophir Haberer

CACTUS Project: Hunger and Homelessness Action Team of Tulane (HATT) -Volunteers combat the issues of hunger and homelessness in the city through a number of different avenues, including working at local homeless shelters and building houses with Habitat for Humanity.
Student Leader: Mari Flamm

CACTUS Project: Project Grand people -Volunteers visit local nursing homes to participate in and plan activities with residents. Activities include arts & crafts, games, and holiday parties.
Student Leader: Georgina Dench

CACTUS Project: Raintree Project - Volunteers serve as role models, tutors and friends to girls, ages 13-18, living at the Raintree House. Volunteers plan a weekly activity, from cooking to arts and crafts to roller-skating, based on the hobbies and interests.
Student Leader: TBA

CACTUS Project: Science Club
Student Leaders:
Position Available

CACTUS Project: Tulane After-School Enrichment
Student Leader:


Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity is a co-ed service fraternity dedicated in service to the campus, the community, the fraternity, and the nation. Founded in reaction to atrocities observed at war and based upon the principles laid by the Boy Scouts of America, Alpha Phi Omega strives to promote a forum for leadership and friendship in service.Our national fraternity was maintains over 350 chapters in the United States.  Our chapter, the Gamma Upsilon chapter, was re-chartered in 2009 and currently has over 120 active members.
Student Leader: Ellen Dean
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Autism  Speaks U raises awareness and funds for autism. Volunteer with autistic kids by fundraising, babysitting and partnering with schools to help in classrooms.
Student Leader: Emma Skok
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Building Tomorrow (BT) is an international social-profit organization encouraging philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for under-served children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Student Leader: Position Available
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Central City Hip-Hop Team provides inner-city school children with a productive after-school activity. We teach the children dance routines and encourage them to showcase their talent at suitable venues. 
Student Leader: Camille Wada
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Colleges Against Cancer (Relay For Life) volunteers for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and improves the community by supporting cancer patients and survivors & raising funds/advocacy. 
Student Leader: Liz Cherrick
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Emily’s Entourage NOLA is about joining together and leveraging the power of community to make a different in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
Student Leader: Coby Kramer-Golinkoff
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Face AIDS runs several fundraising campaigns to raise awareness and money to support comprehensive health care in HIV-infected communities in Rwanda, East Africa
Student Leader: Alex Zarookian and Emma Buchanan
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Global Brigades: A student-led organization that promotes health and sustainable development work in Central America by participating in projects there.
Student Leaders:
Architecture Team: TBA
Medical Team: Sam Taylor
Public Health Team: Dana Raslan
Staff Advisors: Avery Brewton

Global Service League of Tulane
Global Service League of Tulane is an organization that works to raise awareness of humanitarian issues and enable the Tulane Community to serve on the international level. It works through four focus committees; world health, global education, economic opportunity, and human rights in crisis.
Student Leader: Sophia Duque
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Green Club - Green Club is a student-run environmental service and education organization catering to student interest and involvement in the environment.
Student Leader: Anne Bevis
Staff Advisor: Liz Davey

Harambee Sustainability Project: A group that ventures to Khayelitsha, South Africa during Winter Break to create sustainable agriculture, provide HIV/AIDS orphans and local school children with a consistent source of food and basic needs, and create entrepreneurial opportunities for local women. The trips provide immediate help, and also create a long-term reliable source of help and hope for the future.
Co- Student Leader: Emily Cardinas
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Humane at Tulane is a philanthropic student organization dedicated to raising funds and volunteering for various New Orleans animal shelters.
Student Leader: Jenny Rosen
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Manna Project International at Tulane: Our mission is to foster communities of young adults and encourage them to use their passions and education in service to communities in need. Our vision is to establish a global network of Manna Project communities where young adults live and work alongside one another in underserved communities to initiate positive change.
Student Leader: TBA
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Mission Honduras works year-round with the Misioneros de Esperanza of San Pedro Sula to bring sustainable changes to the lives of the people of Merendon. Though the bi-annual student-run service trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and the aldeas of the Merendon Mountains trip is an extension of the Catholic Center at Tulane, Mission Honduras is open to members of all faiths.
Student Leader: Riley Taylor
Staff Advisor:TBA

Net Impact Tulane is growing and strengthening a network of leaders who use the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact.
Student Leader: TBA
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Peer Health Advocates of Tulane (PHAT) is a student organization that educates our peers about local health issues and social determinants of health, with a primary focus on the greater New Orleans area.
Student Leader: Kim Firn
Staff Advisor: Bridget Smith

RESULTS: RESULTS is a service organization dedicated to ending the effects of poverty worldwide.  RESULTS Tulane focuses on both local and global issues including access to education, hunger, women's health and rights, and microfinance.  Public health is a major area of emphasis for our group.
Student Leader:  Amelia Conrad
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Roots of Music provides free music education, academic tutoring and mentorship to at-risk youth ages 9-14.  The children receive free transportation to and from the program 5 days a week, a hot meal, academic tutoring, free instruments and uniforms. Tutors assist children with homework and provide academic tutoring. Knowledge of music is not required.
Student Leader: Mary Soule
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Roteract Club promotes better relations between all people worldwide through domestic and international service.
Student Leader: position available
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education operates a 24/7 confidential hotline to provide support and information to the Tulane community regarding all issues surrounding sexual aggression.
Student Contact:

Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) is a multiracial, multicultural organization dedicated to antiracist organizing at an individual, institutional and cultural level. Our goals are to analyze and organize around issues of race and racism at Tulane, as well as to respond to specific problems on campus. We also strive to forge a meaningful relationship between Tulane and the greater New Orleans community.
Student Leader: Derek Rankins
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Swim 4 Success: Swim 4 Success provides free swimming lessons to economically disadvantaged youth within the New Orleans area.  Volunteers are assigned to a child each semester and give 8 one-hour lessons to the child every Sunday.  Not only do children learn basic swimming skills and safety, the teacher and student have the opportunity to build a relationship.
Student Leader: Suzanne McShane
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

TU Changemakers is a network of Tulane students passionate about social change & innovation.
Student Leader: Sebastian Molina
Staff Advisor: Rebecca Otten

Tulane Alternative Breaks (TAB) lead student-initiated and -organized trips during the Spring Break. While having fun, we also look at our role in the larger issues that affect us all through service, activism and leadership. The program is exploring the feasibility of creating opportunities during other university breaks.
Student leader: Gini Morgan
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Tulane Emergency Services
Student Leader: Hanna Gilder
Staff Advisor: Dr. James Farrow

Tulane for UNICEF
Student Leader: Alexandra Bourbon

Tulane Lives Beyond Breast Cancer empowers all affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible and with the best quality of life.
Student Leader: Sydney Licht
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Tulane Operation Smile raises awareness to end the occurrence of cleft conditions and childhood facial deformities.
Student Leader: Nathan Gu
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Tulane Organ Donor Association works with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.
Student Leader: Erin Ricketts
Staff Advisor: Michael Dancisak

Tulane University Community Advancement Network strives to empower our fellow New Orleanians, in order to strengthen relationships between students and residents, and to broaden Tulane's understanding of the surrounding city.
Student Leader: Max Seidman
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Tulane Red Cross Club is the official chapter of the Greater New Orleans American Red Cross. Projects: community disaster awareness, Disaster Action Team, First Aid and Comfort stations, and teaching both adults and children to swim.
Student Leader: Austen Hawk
Staff Advisor: Latha Rajan

Tulane University Service-dog Training and Education Program (TUSTEP) is  a support organization   for  students who will be training assistance dogs.
Student Leader: Adam Kline
Staff Advisor: Heidi Hoechst

Up 'Til Dawn - is an organization dedicated to supporting the work of St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN through fundraising and education efforts.
Student Leader: Caroline Gray
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Women and Youth Supporting Each Other:  WYSE is a curriculum-based mentoring program that works in the New Orleans area at a local middle school.  We build personal relationships with a group of 7th grade girls and provide them with the support and tools to be confident and well-informed young women.  In addition to our one-on-one relationships, our curriculum includes personal identity, -ISMs, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and healthy lifestyle choices.
Student Leader: Angie Ruddell
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO) - YRNO is a student-run rebuilding and recovery initiative that provides an opportunity for college students to work directly with teachers and families to help them return home.
Student Leader: Tim Huang
Staff Advisor: Avery Brewton


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