Anna's Place NOLA

The mission of Anna’s Place NOLA (formerly Anna's Arts for Kids) is to promote healing and wholeness of body, mind and spirit in the Treme/7th Ward and Greater New Orleans community by offering academic, cultural, and arts enrichment; holistic health care; and healthy lifestyle education. The vision of Anna's Place is that it is a place of peace where children realize their potential and families and the community are nurtured so that poverty and violence no long make their home among us.

WHAT YOU DO

There are three opportunities for service learners at Anna's Place

After-School Program: weekly shifts on Mondays to assist with homework, reading, and math enrichment and special classes such as arts-integration, nutrition/health/gardening, note reading, etc.

Saturday Arts Program: weekly shifts on Saturdays to assist with classes such as visual arts, music, health, nutrition, environment, dance, music therapy, etc.

Health Outreach Program: weekly shifts to include office work to maintain kids' health records, request info from MD offices, input screening data into computer, promote work in surrounding area, and assist in health screenings; these shifts are flexible within the workweek.

Click here for a list of shift times and dates for Anna's Place NOLA spring 2016 children's program sessions.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Service learners working with the children's programs can expect to receive hands-on training in child education. They will also learn about issues of poverty and its effect on children and the resourcefulness of children in overcoming the challenges that life presents, and what it means to be a role model for youth who aspire to go to college.

Service learners working with the health program can expect to receive hands-on training and experience conducting health screenings and health education, learn about issues of health disparity, and managing a health outreach program.

INTERACTIONS

elementary and middle schoolers • medically underserved adults

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students interested in serving at Anna's Place will be asked to provide their resume for review.
  2. Attend a mandatory, on-campus 4 hour Safeguarding God's Children training/orientation session prior to first shift on Wednesday, January 27 • 10am-2pm • Multimedia Room 2, Monroe Library

DAYS & TIMES

Program Days/Times
After-School Tutoring & Homework Mondays 3:15-5:15 or 4:30-6:30
Saturday Arts Saturdays 9:30am-12pm; 12:45pm-2:45pm or 2:45pm-4:45pm
Health Outreach Office work flexible Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, with
occasional screening opportunities lasting until 7:30pm

Please click on the link above for specific dates of shifts.

TRANSPORTATION
St. Anna's Episcopal Church • 1313 Esplanade Ave.
Maps & directions

Biking • 30 min 
Public transit • 60 min 
Green Line shuttle • 60 min, schedule
Driving • 15 min

CONTACT
Diana Meyers
Health Outreach Program
diana@stannanola.org
504.947.2121