Over 1,000 Tulane Students to Volunteer in New Orleans Over Labor Day Weekend

August 22, 2011

Kathryn Hobgood Ray
Phone: 504-865-5229

Over 1,000 Tulane students to volunteer in New Orleans over Labor Day weekend



Tulane University alumni, faculty, staff and over 1,000 students will hit the streets of New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 3 to volunteer as part of "Outreach Tulane,” a day of service projects held throughout neighborhoods of New Orleans. This event is planned by the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students, with support from the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Office of Student Programs, and has become a hallmark event of each new school year at Tulane.

Students coordinated projects with over 25 community groups, including New Orleans City Park, Hollygrove Market and Farm, Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans Africans American Museum, Save Our Cemeteries, Youth Run NOLA, Operation Reach, the Community Book Center, the Drop-In Center, ReNEW Schools and more. Activities will include painting public schools, general cleaning and yard work, sorting and packaging food, books and other donations, picking up trash and debris, and surveying community members about their access to parks, playgrounds and recreational programs.

“This year, we are partnering with Tulane Athletics so that we can thank all of our volunteers with a celebration at the opening football game,” said Lea Bogner, a student leader and chair of Outreach Tulane. “After spending the morning working around the city, our volunteers will meet up at the Louisiana Superdome, where we’ll watch the Green Wave take on the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions.”  Game time is 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Students can register online in advance at On the day of the event, volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Lavin Bernick Center for on-site registration and to be bused to their service agencies around the city.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000