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Freret Neighborhood Center

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.

WHAT YOU DO
Service learners help support the ongoing operations of FNC by assisting in one of the following areas: 

  1. Resource Center: Service learners will work with adults to learn basic computer skills, perform light office work and conduct community outreach about FNC activies. 
  2. Youth/Afterschool programs: Service learners will help with tutoring and various other projects for youth who attend the Center. Seven devoted service learners are also needed specifically for a new pilot tutoring program, Tuesday - Friday, 4-6:30pm.
  3. FNC Newsletter: Services Learners will help publish a neighborhood newsletter. Working closely with the FNC Communications Coordinator, service learners will generate content for newsletters and videos by interviewing residents. Duties include scheduling and recording interviews, transcribing audio into text, taking photos of programming, assisting with newsletter layout and dissemination.

WHAT YOU LEARN
Loyola service learners will become members of a local community and learn about the needs and assets of people living in the Freret/Milan neighborhood. Depending on the area in which students serve, they can improve their communication skills, problem solving abilities, and ability to interact with diverse populations. Service learners can also learn to generate content for newsletters and videos.

INTERACTIONS
elementary • middle schoolers • people seeking employment •
adults • people involved in community organizing

LOCATION
4605 Freret Street

CONTACT
For the Resource Center
Eva Sohl • Executive Director
evasohl@nhsnola.org • 504.373.6403

For Youth/Afterschool programs
(including pilot tutoring program)
Tonya Smith • Youth Program Coordinator
fncyouthprogramcoordinator13@gmail.com • 504.373.6403

For FNC Newsletter
Liz Jurey • Communications Coordinator
lizjurey@nhsnola.org • 504.373.6403

DAYS & TIMES

Resource Center Tues, Thurs, Sat • 10am-2pm
Youth/Afterschool Programs Tues, Wed, Thur • 3:30-6:30pm
Fri • 4:30-6:30pm
Pilot Tutoring Program Tues - Fri • 4-6:30pm
FNC Newsletter Tues - Fri

(This agency is closed on Sundays & Mondays). 

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions
Walking • 20 min
Biking • 8 min
Public transit • 10 min
Driving • 5 min, Free street parking

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attend mandatory on-campus session (either one) and bring pen and paper:
    Option 1: Fri, Jan. 17, 12-12:45pm • Seminar Rm. 1
    Option 2: Wed, Jan. 22, 11-12:15pm • Seminar Rm. 4
    (Both trainings are in Monroe Library)
  2. Mandatory on-site tour/orientation • Freret Neighborhood Center • Students selected to serve will be provided more information. 
  3. Complete online cell phone etiquette training. 
  4. Complete online email etiquette training.