New Funding Expands Tulane Students' Rebuilding Efforts

February 6, 2006

Madeline Vann
Phone: 504-247-1425

Tulane University is slated to receive $268,000 from the Corporation for National Community Service to support the efforts of its students in rebuilding New Orleans. A large part of the funding will support 12 Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members who will work full-time for a year with Tulane's community partners.

VISTA members will help build capacity while supervising Tulane students working with Hispanic Apostolate, ACORN, the Preservation Resource Center and other partner community organizations. The remaining funds from the Corporation's Learn and Serve America program will be used to expand service learning opportunities and leadership development for Tulane students interested in civic engagement.

"This is a winning proposition for Tulane and the larger New Orleans community," says Vincent Ilustre, Director of the Center for Public Service at Tulane. Tulane is in the process of hiring VISTA volunteers and encourages community partners to apply. For more information e-mail

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