Good Shepherd School

The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School (GSS) is a Jesuit, Catholic school serving at-risk, urban youth. We provide guidance to our students while they are attending GSS and as they continue their education. Our goal is to offer a quality education while integrating and emphasizing personal, moral and spiritual development. Inspired by the Nativity-Miguel model, GSS is open year-round and has an extended school day offering enrichment activities in areas such as sports, music, band, art, drama, and service. GSS seeks to develop young people with a deep-rooted passion for faith, community, service, and social justice.


Loyola service learners will be asked to sign up for a weekly spot to assist with lunch activities or to facilitate activities during the Enrichment Program. Enrichment activities may include tutoring, helping with standardized test preparation, or running an afterschool club. Clubs can be designed by GSS staff or by service learners themselves based on their interests, gifts, and abilities. Past enrichment activities have included organized sports, board games, dance, yoga, chess club, drama club, art, music appreciation, computer activities, and service projects. Service learners may also be invited to chaperone events/field trips.


Loyola students will have the opportunity to provide much-needed services to New Orleans youth in need of positive role models and mentors. GSS is an ideal placement for students interested in elementary education or in working with elementary-aged children. Service learners will gain experience working in a classroom setting and will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of best practices in urban education and the importance of education in creating lasting social change.


elementary • middle schoolers • teachers


  1. Mandatory Safe Environment Training • Friday, January 26, 4-5:30pm, Multimedia room 2 of the Monroe Library • Bring your government-issued photo ID and SSN for background check.
  2. Students serving at GSS will be fingerprinted and must pass a background check.
  3. Attend an on-site orientation at GSS.


  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm
Enrichment 3:45-4:30pm 3:45-4:30pm 3:45-4:30pm 3:45-4:30pm n/a

*Students doing one-on-one tutoring may be asked to commit to a time other than those listed above.
**Please, note that, due to the length of the volunteer shifts, you should sign up for multiple days in order to complete all of your hours. 

353 Baronne St.
Maps & directions

Biking • 30 min, bike rack available
Public transit • 45 min
Tulane-Loyola Green Line Shuttle • 30 min
Driving • 11 min, limited pay-to-park

Chris Heine