We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–24) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become productive, contributing members of society.
CRCL is Louisiana’s oldest, statewide non-profit organization dedicated to coastal restoration. CRCL was established in 1988 by a small group of visionaries who could see the importance of the land loss issue before it was well recognized. The group included a diverse set of interests including lawyers, scientists, fishermen and members of the faith-based community. While CRCL has evolved over the years, growing from a small policy shop, to a multi-faceted organization with expertise in policy, science, outreach, and on the ground restoration, the inclusive character of the organization has remained central. CRCL brings together a diverse and non-partisan set of interests through its Board of Directors and partnerships. Through volunteers who plant marsh grasses and trees across our coast, membership, conferences and newsletters, CRCL connects with thousands of people each year. CRCL is viewed as a reasonable, credible and informed voice on issues of coastal restoration.
Covenant House opens its heart and its doors each year to more than 800 youth & children with nowhere else to turn. Sadly, the vast majority have experienced years of abuse, violence, and trauma.
With God’s grace, our team of professionals and volunteers help them to heal – and begin new hope-filled journeys.
To teach children to make healthy connections through food. Our aim is to ensure the long-term well being of students, families, and school communities by:
The non-profit steward of the Lafitte Greenway since 2006, Friends of Lafitte Greenway has worked with the community and City to transform one of New Orleans most historic transportation corridors into a vibrant public space for recreation, transportation, and sustainability. Friends of Lafitte Greenway brings together the energy and resources of Lafitte Greenway communities, philanthropic and business leaders to ensure that the Lafitte Greenway is a safe, vibrant, and active community asset. The organization’s mission is to build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization established in 1995 to eradicate housing discrimination. GNOFHAC’s work throughout Louisiana includes education, investigation and enforcement activities. GNOFHAC is dedicated to fighting housing discrimination because it is an illegal and divisive force that perpetuates poverty, segregation, ignorance, fear and hatred.
To build and manage a resilient and sustainable coastal community by stewarding restoration projects with state and federal agencies; educate our parish on coastal issues through outreach and community education events; and manage construction, development, and production activities in our coastal zone.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of a 14-member board of directors representing Basin parishes and regulatory agencies.
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana, including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin's topography ranges from rolling woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its centerpiece.
Through learning, sharing and growing, marketumbrella.org cultivates community markets that utilize local resources to bolster authentic local traditions. We believe that ambitious social, health, environmental and financial goals are achieved if trust and respect are present.
Our mission is to create meaningful volunteer experiences that build investment in, commitment to, and capacity of the Greater New Orleans area and its community organizations.
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.
At Sankofa Community Development Corporation, we believe health to be the cornerstone of a thriving community. When individuals are healthy, relationships function better, families operate more easily and communities are more cohesive. This creates opportunities for increased safety, stability and overall viability.
In holding with foundational principles of community development, we believe that the power for true transformation lies within the community. We therefore, work with residents and other stakeholders to identify locally-felt social challenges and address them in thoughtful, culturally-competent ways.
We understand the power of the built environment in shaping health and therefore partner with other traditional community development organizations and non-profits to address the “social determinants of health” that trigger inequities. For us, the ultimate goal is to support the creation of a local environment that promotes positive health outcomes and builds healthier communities for generations to come.
STAR provides supportive services to survivors to reduce their experience of trauma. Our advocacy, counseling and legal services are available to youth and adult survivors of sexual violence at no cost, and are intended to assist you at any stage of your healing.
Young Audiences of Louisiana is the leading provider of arts education and integration programs in the state of Louisiana. Through 50 years of experience Young Audiences has evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of students, educators, and administrators in our state. Join us, along with our national, state, and local partners in bringing quality arts programs to every student across the great state of Louisiana.
Woodlands Conservancy is a 501-C-3, nonprofit organization created with the mission to preserve and restore an ecosystem dedicated to creating daily public opportunities for recreation, ecotourism and education in a natural and historic setting. The vision of Woodlands Conservancy is to be the regional model for the conservation of hardwood forests, and a leader in the advocacy and preservation of Louisiana’s coastal forest ecosystems.