Latino Farmers Coop

Latino Farmers Cooperative

ABOUT THE AGENCY
The Latino Farmers Cooperative, which recently subsumed the Oportunidades NOLA program, seeks to improve the economic and social welfare of its members through educational and social services and a local, sustainable food system.  We work primarily to support Latino immigrants but offer our services to any community member.  We teach four levels of ESL, computer literacy, provide (in Spanish) a middle and high school diploma program similar to GED, offer social supports to the community, maintain a garden and sell food at low costs, operate a monthly food bank and much more.

WHAT YOU DO
Loyola service learning students will assist in the classroom, tutor one-on-one in English and computer literacy, and help with operating nightly programs.  There may also be opportunities for service learners who are interested in social services or food systems.

WHAT YOU LEARN
Loyola students will gain experience and understanding of the Latin immigrant community in New Orleans and beyond.  Service learners will also have the opportunity to practice their Spanish language skills.  Depending on the area in which a student serves, they can gain experience in education, social work or urban agriculture.  Students can also learn skills related to communicating with individuals from varying cultural backgrounds, public speaking, non-profit management, and working in a team.  

INTERACTIONS
adults • immigrants/non-English speakers • people with low literacy

LOCATION
215 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway

CONTACT
Tom Zolot • Volunteer Coordinator
zolott@lfcl.org • 504.304.8442

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs
6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm 6-9:30pm

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions
Biking • 25 min
Public transit • 40 min
Driving • 15 min

 PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students interested in serving at Latino Farmers Cooperative should be prepared for an interview. 
  2. Complete online cell phone etiquette training.