Check out our New Orleans Partner Organizations and their projects for 2014-15!
LDSC members create healthy and sustainable communities through service. Members will serve with organizations to provide nutrition and fitness education, mental health resources, and provide outreach for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention as well as coastal restoration .
Bard's Early College in New Orleans Program is a unique approach to Early College education, extending the academic resources of the college directly into a public high school.
Through partnerships with public high schools across New Orleans, the Early College Program offers tuition-free, Bard accredited coursework to ambitious high school juniors and seniors who face obstacles to higher education.
Arc of Greater New Orleans is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential.
The Root Studio Garden, is an outdoor learning center for both NOCCA’s students and the community. The Root Studio Garden will provide an outdoor classroom, a produce source for NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department and a source of fresh food, flowers and value added products for the neighborhood.
C.H.O.P. (Cooking up Healthy Options and Portions) is a Humana grant funded after school cooking program that was designed to teach middle school students to prepare healthy meals, and feel more confident in the kitchen. Recipes were created to show students that they can still eat their favorite foods and be healthy, just by making a few small changes in the ingredients. C.H.O.P. acts as a
compliment to the LSU AgCenter’s “Smart Choices” nutrition program offered during the fall. Our goal is for students to translate their nutrition knowledge into tangible skills that can make healthy eating a
habit. C.H.O.P. gives students the opportunity to put the things they’ve learned in nutrition class in to practice while becoming confident in the kitchen.
The mission of the Orleans Public Defenders Office is to provide each eligible
client with client-centered legal representation of the highest quality –
zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled – whether in criminal, juvenile or municipal/traffic court.
BreakOUT! fights the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are directly impacted by the criminal or juvenile justice system in New Orleans. We affect concrete policy changes to build a safer and more just New Orleans.
We build on the rich cultural tradition of resistance in the South to build the power of LGBTQ youth through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs.
We believe New Orleans can be the first city in America where every child goes to a great school.
The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution also actively identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters.
Propeller is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization that helps launch social and environmental ventures to address local challenges.
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is
to lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response.
Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Better.
The mission of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School is to provide a challenging, enriching, and meaningful curriculum that educates, nurtures, and
respects the individual student and the diverse community of learners in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. We believe in providing
students with the tools necessary to meet high academic expectations and achieve academic success, thus building the skills and confidence needed to become intelligent, ethical, responsible, and civic-minded adults.
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans engages local youth in the recovery and rebirth of the New Orleans area. Volunteers help reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes. The finished homes are sold to teachers to stabilize neighborhoods and positively impact the education system.