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 nutured so that poverty and violence no long make their home among us.


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

After-School Program: weekly shifts* on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday to assist with homework, reading, and math enrichment and special classes such as nutrition, health, code-switching, music, environment and gardening.

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 health records, coordinate volunteers, and assist in health screenings; can also include thank-you-note writing, filing and other office duties. These shifts are flexible within the workweek.

*Completion of one 3-hour shift per week within the program chosen is required. Students will complete a total of nine shifts over the course of the semester. Therefore, students must be willing to serve more hours than most service learning courses require.

Click here for a list of dates for Anna's Place NOLA fall 2015 children's program sessions.


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.


elementary and middle schoolers • medically underserved adults


  1. Students interested in serving at Anna's Place will be asked to provide their resume for review.
  2. Attend a mandatory 7 hour Saturday Orientation and Safeguarding God's Children training prior to first shift (this is on Saturday, Sept. 12, 9am-4pm).
  3. Attend a 2 hour re-training session on a Wednesday evening.


Program Days/Times
After-School Tutoring & Homework Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
Saturday Arts Saturdays 9am-12pm, 11am-1pm, or 2-5pm
Health Outreach Office work flexible Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, with
occasional screening opportunities lasting until 7:30pm


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

Mallory Hirschler
After School Program & Saturday Arts Program

Diana Meyers
Health Outreach Program