Jesuit Social Research Institute

Our mission

The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Society of Jesus rooted in the faith that does justice.



Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Justice and Peace
Campus Credit Union of LSU
Habitat for Humanity St Tammany West
Hope Ministries
Louisnana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Louisiana Association of United Ways
Louisiana Budget Project
Louisiana Catholic Conference of Bishops
Louisiana Community Reinvestment Coalition
Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition
Louisiana Progress
LSU School of Social Work
Mental Health America of Louisiana 



Housed In

College of Social Science


Program Areas

Focus Areas

Immigration & Migration
Public Policy
Race Relations
Social Justice

Target Populations

African American community
Government agencies
Latino/a community
Low-income individuals and families
Non-native English speakers

Target Locations

Regions in US: Gulf Coast
State: Alabama
State: Florida
State: Louisiana
State: Mississippi

Loyola Participants