Louisiana Green Corps (LAGC)
3616 Baudin St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: 504-613-4661
Primary Agency Contact
Name: Suzy Mason
Agency type: Non Profit
Beginning date for service:10/24/2008
worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
We seek business and finance students to assist us to further develop our business plan and help us to develop systems for tracking contracts and profits and losses in our social enterprises. We also need assistance with market research in the deconstruction, salvage, energy efficiency industries.
The Louisiana Green Corps (LA Green Corps) seeks mentors for youth with disabilities.
Service Learning students and volunteers should choose the Louisiana Green Corps because they will have a rewarding and unique experience working with local New Orleans youth. Students and volunteers will learn about the lives of disadvantaged youth in the city and will be able to relate their experience to the classroom and/or other endeavors.
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.
• Equitable and inclusive employment for all people, including individuals with intellectual disabilities
• Responsible environmental stewardship of our resources- recycling building materials & promoting energy efficiency and conservation
• Respect and integrity of local culture and community; finding community based solutions to local problems
• Preservation of New Orleans neighborhoods and
Division Mission Statements
- Deconstruction, Carpentry, and Historic Preservation Corpsmembers dismantle disaster affected structures and salvage reusable building materials. Corpsmembers process salvaged materials for reuse, mill materials into new products, and assist with the start up of a non-profit architectural salvage depot. Corpsmembers work on deconstruction and construction job sites as well as in the Mid-City office facility.
- Programming All programs contain aspects of environmental literacy, work experience, case support, and graduate placement support. Youth job training program focuses on basic construction-related skills and provides academic remediation, life skills, certifications/awareness trainings, and community service projects. Adult job training program focuses on environmental remediation and concentrates on certifications/awareness trainings. The summer program focuses on providing youth that have intellectual and developmental disabilities with independent living skills and work experience.
- Weatherization and Energy Efficient Home Renovation The Alliance’s BuildSmart Resource Center (BSRC) provides technical assistance and direct home improvement services. Corpsmembers participate in weatherizing disaster damaged homes. Corpsmembers conduct outreach to identify eligible homes for the program, assess properties, propose improvements to homeowners, and conduct work on homes.
Populations Served by Agency
- General Public
- Local Residents
- Low Income
- Mentally Challenged
Topics Of Interest for this agency
- Affordable, Sustainable Energy
- Business Planning
- Civic Engagement
- Climate Change
- Community Building
- Economic Development
- Environment and Disaster Recovery
- Historic Preservation
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Social Justice
- Social Networking
Public Service Needs
- Write a business/strategic plan
- Provide case management
- Maintain communication with agency clients
- Develop curriculum for adults
- Conduct engaged research
- Raise funds
- Aiding RT Staff with Deconstruction Materials
- The intern will aid the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center in creating a membership database that will enable the Center to communicate with community groups and individuals, and to build a sustainable grassroots fundraising structure.
- Provide administrative assistance
- Organize an outreach event
- Develop publicity material
- Student will research online databases and corporate websites for private and public grants for non-profit educational programming.
- Develop training material
- Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage
Resource Needs for this agency
- Access to computers for students
- Assistance with Family Support Systems
- community support, volunteers, monetary resources
- Continued collaborations with community orgranizations
- Media development
- Publicity and Fundraising
- Research, outreach, coordination
Services Provided by Agency
- Green Space
- Housing Rehabilitation
- Job Placement Assistance
- Literacy and Mathematics Workshops