Office of Service Learning
The Freret Neighborhood Center, located 1 mile from Loyola University, works closely 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 an afterschool program for kids ages 8 and older, a free computer lab with tutoring for basic computer skills, and neighborhood workshops.
The goal of the American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge program is to help patients cope with the cancer treatment process. The Hope Lodge provides a supportive environment for patients, and at the same time, it eases the financial strains that come with this disease. Guests of the Hope Lodge are cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment away from home. Accommodations are provided free of charge.
The Edible Schoolyard NOLA (ESY NOLA) changes the way children eat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans. Our goal is to improve the long-term well-being of our students, families and school community.
Crescent House serves victims of domestic violence and empowers them to regain control of their lives. We offer many other services, including counseling, case management, safe housing, health advocacy, support groups, children's programming, and a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Professor Anne Daniell
Service learning is optional for this class. Students who pursue the service learning option will be expected to serve 25 hours over the course of the semester. Students may serve with any service learning agency where they can engage in environmental or conservation work. Some possibilities include (but are not limited to):
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans provides children in need between the ages of 10 and 18 with a stable home, positive parenting, high-quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential. We currently operate 2 homes in the mid-city area serving a total of 16 children in need from the Greater New Orleans area. We also provide financial and emotional support to program graduates in college.
Professor Patricia Dorn
Service learning is optional for this class. Students who pursue the service learning option will be expected to serve 15 hours over the course of the semester with any of the following agencies:
- Harry Tompson Center
- Project Lazarus
- Communities in Schools (science/STEM education)
- American Red Cross