Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy

We envision a fully literate New Orleans region, where all individuals possess the assets and have access to the opportunities and resources they require to be productive citizens and live an enhanced quality of life.

The mission of the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy is to promote adult literacy as a vehicle for personal, economic, and community empowerment.

The center accomplishes this by:

Serving as a catalyst in the local community to strengthen adult literacy.
Providing professional development, technical assistance, evaluation support, and networking opportunities to organizations devoted to increasing adult literacy.
Creating and maintaining an information services network for local, state, national, and international providers focused on the relationship between adult literacy, racism and poverty.
Developing and implementing a community-based research agenda focused on the impact of racism and poverty on adult literacy.
Fostering service-learning opportunities for Loyola students and faculty.
Through the development of community partnerships, the provision of convenient access to up-to-date resources for providers, and the systematic pursuit of community-based research, the Boggs Center will seek to embody and strengthen Loyola University's commitment to social justice.


Partner Agencies:


Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans



Housed In

College of Social Science


Program Areas

Focus Areas

Business: Economic Development
Community Organizing
Education: Adult
Social Justice

Target Populations

Low-income individuals and families
Non-profit and community agencies

Target Locations

Greater New Orleans

Loyola Participants