Office of Service Learning

ABOUT THE AGENCY
STAIR is a reading program for public school second graders who are reading below grade level.  Volunteer tutors work with students one-on-one using a professional reading curriculum.  Our mission is to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of elementary school students.  STAIR has been active in the New Orleans area for over 25 years.

ABOUT THE AGENCY
The Uptown Shepherd's Center is a senior activity center open to those 60 years and older.  Various activities, classes, exercise, hot lunch and transportation to and from the Center are provided to our seniors.  This gives the clients an outlet for socialization, mental and physical stimulation and provides an enabling perspective to deal with aging and maintaining independence.

ABOUT THE AGENCY
The Harry Tompson Center provides a calm and caring environment in which to serve the needs of the poor and homeless in the downtown New Orleans area.  We are a day center only, and we provide showers, laundry services, a telephone room, legal aid, medical care (including mental health), and prescription assistance.  Lunch is also provided daily at our site.

ABOUT THE AGENCY
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 afterschool programs for youth and the resource center, a free community computer lab which provides tutoring for basic computer skills.

ABOUT THE AGENCY
The American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge is a unique home away from home for those who need warm, caring, no-cost accommodations during their cancer treatment at a New Orleans area medical facility. Cancer patients undergoing active outpatient cancer treatment.

ABOUT THE AGENCY
The Edible Schoolyard NOLA's (ESYNOLA) mission is to improve the long-term well being of our students, families, and school community. We do this through comprehensive food education that integrates hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs.

WHAT YOU DO
Service learners serving at ESYNOLA can assist in garden classes, cooking classes, kitchen organizing, or gardening.

Ecotheology
RELS-V294-001
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):

ABOUT THE AGENCY 
Boys Hope Girls Hope New Orleans is an academic-driven home for children in need.  We provide year round residential services, access to private college-preparatory schools, college-educated live-in staff, and the opportunity to pursue their dream of college graduation and personal success.

Microbiology
BIOL-A300-001
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

 

Current Partners