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Amistad Research Center
The Amistad Research Center is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing open access to original materials that reference the social and cultural importance of America's ethnic and racial history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights.
Believing that each child is blessed with unique gifts, Mid-City Ministries seeks to assist the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development of underserved children and teens in our community. Through after-school tutoring, summer camp, and ongoing mentoring programs, we help our children grow into adults equipped for a positive future and motivated to use their gifts to serve their own communities.
Japanese Garden Foundation
To build, develop, and maintain the Japanese garden in City Park. Named in honor of New Orleans author Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo in Japanese) the garden provides an authentic and beautiful example of a Japanese garden. In addition to exquisite plantings of bamboo, azalea, and black pine, the garden also features a small tea house and three large stone lanterns, gifts from New Orleans' sister city Matsue, Japan.
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative
Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative of New Orleans is a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder that provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities. We partner with neighborhood residents, organizations and businesses to create and maintain a stable and thriving community.
Operation What's Next
Operation What's Next provides outstanding mentorship and guidance to young adults that will give them essential tools to enhance their education and career potential. The mentoring program is a workshop format at the school every two weeks. I attribute the success of the program to hands on learning with on-the-spot constructive critiques. As a result, two volunteers received Volunteer of the Year from Jefferson Parish School Board in 2011 and 2012.
Evacuteer.org's mission is to support the effective and respectful evacuation of communities during times of major crisis. We recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist in New Orleans' public evacuation efforts.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Jefferson SPCA programs prevent and address animal cruelty and provide much-needed medical treatment, rescues, and ultimately adoptions for homeless pets. We boast (we can't help it; we're proud) one for the most ambitious spay and neuter programs in the country and are committed to the treatment and eradication of heartworm in pets that would otherwise be euthanized. Jefferson SPCA is supports the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and aid in its lifesaving mission.
We advance teachers' leadership skills and opportunities, building a national movement to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed in school and life.
Heart of Passion
Heart of Passion's mission is to tear down walls that cancer builds emotionally and socially for teens; add a spark of VIP treatment; and to develop socially minded, personally responsible local leaders. Heart of Passion is dedicated to providing unique experiences to local teens with cancer through our Red Carpet Day Retreats while concurrently empowering a new generation of local leaders with character, confidence, conviction, and compassion through our Leadership Development Program.
Looziana Basset Rescue, Inc.
Looziana Basset Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted basset hounds in all parishes of Louisiana for the love of the breed. Our rescues receive thorough veterinary examinations and complete medical care. LBR dogs are temperament tested and socialized in our loving foster homes or boarding facilities. In an average year, we take in 100 dogs and place them in carefully screened permanent homes after a comprehensive adoption process.
Girls Rock New Orleans
Girls Rock New Orleans uses music education to create a youth centric space that encourages creative expression and fosters social consciousness. Our organization works to build the collective power of girls, trans, and gender non-conforming community within Greater New Orleans.
Brothers at Peace Youth Initiative
Our mission is to help youth build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We provide ongoing relationships with caring adults, life-enhancing programs for young people, and effective educational programs for kids and young adults to promote character building. Brothers at Peace will train in the areas of civic responsibility to prepare the young people of New Orleans to make ethical choices over their lifetime.
Northlake Nature Center
• Providing and promoting environmental education • Promoting good natural resource conservation practices and assisting interested groups with stewardship projects • Exhibiting, maintaining and restoring the native habitats and species of Louisiana • Forming academic alliances with area schools, colleges and universities • Providing our guests with a peaceful setting for relaxation and reflection • Providing outdoor recreational opportunities, such as hiking, biking and canoeing.
To promote & showcase - through live performance - Louisiana's most precious resources; its talented Performing Artist, its art and culture and its colorful history.