Haley Burns (NTC '15) established community relationships and designed interactive seminars for Fund 17, a student-led microfinance non-profit organization that is designed to provide microloans, training, and technical assistance to local entrepreneurs and community members on a neighborhood level.
Melissa Herman(SSE '13) developed a sustainable campus and local community partnerships for the Tulane University Neuroscience (TUNA) Teaching Program, a high school enrichment course that was designed to increase student interest in science-related fields, particularly neuroscience.
Michelle Liu (SSE '13) expanded Project Grandpeople, a weekly enrichment program that fosters relationships between Tulane students and the elderly residents of Unity Nursing & Rehabilitation, into a more structured senior companion program that encouraged mutual cross-cultural learning experiences.
Suzanne McShane (SLA '15) codified Tulane’s Swim 4 Success operations to share the club model with other universities. In addition, she provided training and support for other Tulane student club leaders on how to do the same for their organizations and community service initiatives.
Max Seidman (SSE '15) coordinated a weekly enrichment program for local children at the YMCA-NFL Youth Education Town Center that included a wide variety of positive, educational, and cultural development activities provided by Tulane University campus clubs and sports teams.
Jolia Raymond (SSE'13) expanded on the Tutoring Program the Tulane University Community Action Network (TUCAN) currently runs at the NFL YET Center. She created a Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in order to offer more stable mentoring opportunities for the center's youth
Rebecca Cianci (NTC'13) started a college prep and career planning program at the APEX Youth Center, including services as ACT prep, a resume and essay writing lab, and assistance in finding financial aid or job placement.
Ophir Haberer (NTC'14) expanded his current Hope Garden project to include two community gardens in the Lower Ninth Ward. He is worked in collaboration with KIPP Renaissance and the Sankofa Community Development Corporation to bring more urban agriculture, fresh produce, and food education to the Lower Ninth Ward.
Tanya Chen (SSE'14) expanded her Sounds of Harmony program to a Benjamin Banneker Elementary. SOH is a program offering community children in the Greater New Orleans area free, high-quality beginning and intermediate violin music lessons. The program seeks to expose students to music, foster a love for the violin, and provide a nurturing learning opportunity.
Ms. Lea M. Bogner (SLA'12) restructured the Service Organizations Council and the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) into one organization that represents the entire service community at Tulane. This restructuring of CACTUS created an organizing base for all organizations and a central recruiting space and will ensure the future of community service at Tulane.
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