Freret Neighborhood Center

The Freret Neighborhood Center, located 1 mile from Loyola’s campus, works with neighborhood residents of all ages. The Center gathers people together to learn new skills, improve the community, and have fun. Some of the activities offered to neighbors include the Community Computer Lab, a free computer lab which provides tutoring for basic computer skills. FNC is a founding member of Loyola's Community Partners Council.

WHAT YOU DO

Service learners help support the ongoing operations of FNC by the Community Computer Lab. Students assisting in the Computer Lab will provide computer help to clients from the local community.

*Students serving at FNC during the week are expected to complete 1 shift per week over the course of the semester (for a total of 10 shifts). Since the program is 12 weeks, students can miss two shifts with prior notification given to supervisor. Therefore, students must be willing to serve more hours than most service learning courses require.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Loyola service learners will become members of a local community and learn about the needs and assets of people living in the Freret/Milan neighborhood. Service learners can improve their communication skills, problem solving abilities, and ability to interact with diverse populations. 

INTERACTIONS

people seeking employment • adults • people involved in community organizing

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attend on-campus session • Bring a government-issued photo ID (for background check), pen and paper.   
  2. Mandatory on-site tour/orientation • Freret Neighborhood Center
  3. Students serving at FNC must pass a background check. 
  4. Complete online cell phone etiquette training. 
  5. Complete online email etiquette training.

DAYS & TIMES

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Community Computer Lab No 10-12pm;
12-2pm
No 10-12pm;
12-2pm
No No No

 

TRANSPORTATION
4605 Freret Street
Maps & directions

Walking • 20 min
Biking • 8 min
Public transit • 10 min
Driving • 5 min, Free street parking

CONTACT
Tonya Smith
Resource Center
tonyasmith@nhsnola.org
504.373.6403