The BIA is a 501c3 non-profit neighborhood organization, founded in 1930. The BIA serves people who live, work, worship and play in Broadmoor through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, businesses and community partners.
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.
The Crisis of Runaway & Homeless Youth
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.
Green Light New Orleans invests energy in people by assisting New Orleans residents in person, one household at a time. Our volunteers install free energy efficient light bulbs, rain barrels and backyard vegetable gardens to demonstrate that a mass movement of individual actions creates a significant impact on our environment and community.
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.
The Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs is responsible for the following federally-mandated programs: (1)Industrial Pretreatment, which regulates industrial discharges to the Parish sewerage treatment system; (2)Stormwater Management, which through public education and regulations strives to reduce pollutants entering Lake Pontchartrain and the Barataria Basin via our storm drainage system; (3)Coastal Zone Management, which regulates certain uses within the coastal zone and also develops, seeks funding for, and implements coastal protection/restoration projects; (4)Industrial Development and Research, which reviews all non-residential building permit applications for compliance; (5)Solid Waste Management, which manages the Parish-owned Landfill, the contract for Curbside Collection of Garbage and Recyclable Materials, the Trash Drop-Off locations, and serves to protect the public health, environment and aesthetic qualities of the community by enforcing Parish solid waste regulations; (6)Mosquito and Rodent Control, which provides an integrated pest management program for abatement of disease vector and nuisance mosquitoes, and offers inspections and guidance for rodent control.
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.
NetWork Volunteers makes it easy for your group to connect with New Orleans and one another in a new and meaningful way. We work with you to customize a volunteer experience for your students, colleagues,friends, and group. With our NetWork of trusted community partners and projects, we manage the logistics to ensure your volunteers can focus on leaving a lasting impact.
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.
The organization was founded by citizen action in 1982 in response to massive budget cuts to the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. Parkway Partners began its work by adopting out neutral grounds to citizens for maintenance. Today it supports extensive programming throughout Orleans Parish, including:
The Pro Bono Project’s continuing mission is to provide free, quality civil legal services to the underserved members of our community. Our work today is as important as at any time in our thirty year history.
T/CNDC builds homes for low-to-moderate income families in the Lower Midcity Neighborhood. We have been developing beautiful, energy-efficient single family homes for nearly 20 years. As new homes are developed, T/CNDC connects first time homebuyers with one-on-one credit counseling and financial planning. We work with clients for upwards of two years, through all phases of the home buying process, from repairing credit and creating a budget, to choosing a lender and securing a mortgage.
VISION: High school graduates with the skills and resources to lead the college or career path of their choice.
MISSION: unCommon Construction uses the build process to enhance learning and empower youth in a real-world, hands-on learning environment.
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.