Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School

The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School, Inc., seeks to help low-income, urban youth in order to realize their fullest potential as productive members of society by providing them with an extended-day, year-round, quality education, integrated with personal, moral and spiritual development, and continued guidance during the students' further education.

The Judeo-Christian values which have inspired the Nativity model include a respect for the dignity and potential of each person, a responsibility to assist the poor and those in need, a strong sense of community within the one family of God, and the obligation to promote a society characterized by social justice. In this Nativity model, students are enrolled without regard to race, color, religion, or ethnicity.

Opened in 2001 as part of the vision of the late Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., the Good Shepherd School provides an excellent education, paid for by benefactors, in a safe and nurturing environment to at-risk, underserved children in New Orleans. The effect of this exceptional academic opportunity is to empower these children by providing them with the tools to break away from the cycle of poverty into which they are born.

There are many things that make the Good Shepherd School unique. Our school provides an intensive, year-round education attending to the specific needs of at-risk children in order to foster academic and personal growth.

Loyola University Partners:
Community Based Federal Work Study

Program Areas

Focus Areas

Education: K-12


Public Safety

Target Populations

K-12 students

Target Locations

Greater New Orleans

Loyola Participants