Nyansa Classical Community

Nyansa Classical Community was created to provide academic enrichment and social support for young people in New Orleans’ lower income communities. Our young students transition between fun, engaging learning stations that include: math skills, language arts, history and culture, literature/story time and homework help.

WHAT YOU DO

Service learners help to supervise children on the playground before academic work starts and then transition to work with a small group of children in one of the learning stations. You will work with a very small group of children, about 4-5 per group. Near the end of the day, after everyone has cycled through the learning stations, tutors help students with their homework.

For a select group of service learners, there is also the opportunity to engage in intensive one-on-one tutoring during in-home visits.  For this work, service learners are sent out in pairs to a home and they work with their tutee(s) while the parent or guardian is present.  This important work extends the academic support we are able to provide to our students beyond the two major program days where we meet as a group.  Tutor eligibility for this work will be determined through individual interviews with the director and will require additional training.

Our program is grateful for your service and our work depends on continuity in this service.  For this reason, upon accepting a placement with Nyansa service learners agree to serve from the beginning of the semester through the last week of Loyola classes.  Acceptance of the placement will indicate acceptance of this requirement.

WHAT YOU LEARN

You will learn a great deal about the social, emotional, and academic strengths and challenges of the children in the program. This placement is ideal for students with an interest in the areas of education, social work, psychology, sociology, visual arts, theater, and music therapy.

INTERACTIONS

preschool children • elementary school children (K-5th)

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attend an on-campus session on Thurs., September 7th, 12:30-2pm in Seminar room 4, Monroe Library • Bring a government-issued photo ID and pen and paper.
  2. Students should be prepared for a brief interview.
  3. Students will need to pass a background check.

Students participating in the home vists program of Nyansa must complete the following pre-service requirements in additon to the above: 

4. Complete a special home visit liability waiver
5. Complete an online minors training
6. Attend a LUPD safety presentation

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
4-8pm 4-8pm 2:30-7:30pm 4-8pm 4-8pm 12-5:30pm

 

TRANSPORTATION
2344 S Miro St, New Orleans, LA 70125
Maps & directions

Biking • 15 min
Public Transit • 30 min
Driving • 10 min, street parking

CONTACT
Dr. Angel Adams Parham
Executive Director
aaparham@loyno.edu
504.344.7470