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Community Action Program (LUCAP)

Create a more just world

Our Jesuit values and dedication to student leadership is brought to life in the Loyola University Community Action Program. Initiated and led by students, LUCAP is a volunteer service and advocacy organization open to all students. We offer opportunities for direct service; reflection on larger, related social justice issues; and advocacy and organizing through its many projects in areas such as rebuilding, hunger and homelessness, tutoring and mentoring, and environmentalism.

We operate with the goal of connecting students with volunteer opportunities in the local community, and promoting civic engagement and social justice awareness on campus.

Get Involved in a LUCAP Project

There are many ways, with varying levels of commitment, for you to get involved with what LUCAP is doing on campus. Join us today.

She's the First
Fights gender inequality through education. LUCAP volunteers raise money to support the education costs of girls who are the first in their families to graduate high school. Catch us selling baked goods or nachos in the Danna Center, and donate to support the cause.

Students Moving Into the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE)
SMILE goes out monthly to the Uptown Shepherd Center to host fun and interactive events to bring volunteers and senior citizens together. Past events included a scavenger hunt in Audubon Park and a Thanksgiving dinner celebration.

Hunger Relief
We visit Crescent City Cafe, serving food with dignity to New Orleans' homeless population, connecting with service to the community, and bringing awareness to the issue of homelessness.

Students Against Hyper-Incarceration (SAHI)
A Loyola organization to raise awareness of America’s mass incarceration system as the new “Jim Crow,” in which people of color are targeted and victimized based upon race and forced into the bottom of a caste system for the financial benefit of the “protectors” of the system. SAHI is currently participating in tutoring every weekend at the Travis Hill School in the New Orleans Juvenile Detention Center.

Assists with enriching activities for New Orleans school children. Our volunteers contribute to creating opportunities for play, exploration, and hands-on learning for students.

People for Animal Welfare and Service (PAWS)
PAWS strives to bring a concern for animals to campus while providing assistance to animal rescue and welfare organizations in the New Orleans community.

Habitat for Humanity
Partner with Habitat’s New Orleans chapter to build affordable housing and to raise consciousness about rebuilding efforts.

Best Buddies
Volunteer for different events held by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans. Volunteers have participated in the Miracle League bringing sports to kids with Down Syndrome, held the 'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign to provide awareness on the impact of language, and have helped with the annual Buddy Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome awareness.

Connect with us

For any additional questions you might have or help you might need, we're more than happy to assist you through mail, phone, or in person, or stay up to date by connecting with us on Facebook.

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(504) 865-2141

6363 St. Charles Ave
Campus Box #214
New Orleans, LA 70118

Location: Danna Center basement between the Credit Union and Satchmo's.