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A Community Voice - New Orleans - A Community Voice (ACV) is a non-profit community organization comprised of working, poor, elderly, women, children, and families. ACV provides a community voice for its members and constituencies in the everyday issues that affect their daily lives. This enables the community to bring together those who have common interests and concerns to improve the quality of their lives and those of others in the community.

Alliance for Affordable Energy - The Alliance for Affordable Energy is a non-profit organization which works to create fair, affordable, environmentally responsible energy policy for Louisiana and the Nation. The Alliance also works to promote the sustainable rebuilding of our city, promoting energy efficiency, environmentally responsible building techniques and residential solar power.

American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Louisiana - administers many volunteer programs, gives thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises thousands of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

America's WETLAND Foundation - The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) established in Louisiana, and working throughout the Gulf region, was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study calling on the need to alert the nation to the devastating loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands and how their loss impacts the rest of the nation.

Awesome Ladies of Distinction Mentoring Program - Terrytown - We provide safe and positive prevention and intervention through arts, academic support, entrepreneurial training, and enrichment programs. With the right mentee/mentor relationship, the influence in young people’s loves hold priceless benefits.

Baptist Community Ministries - Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is one of the largest private foundations in Louisiana with a commitment to the greater New Orleans region and to the attainment of a more healthy community for the people living here. BCM funds programs in the following zones of interest including education, public safety, governmental oversight and more.

Camp Restore - New Orleans - Our mission is to restore faith, home and community in the Name of Jesus. We work to achieve this by providing housing, meals and service project coordination to thousands of volunteer and mission trip groups from across the country and beyond as they serve with us and our partner nonprofits in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans - is a multi-program social service agency and this non-profit agency through its 60 plus programs, annually provides services to more than 50,000 men, women and children of all races, religions and cultures. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is a 501(c)3 umbrella agency with 44 programs and three affiliated ministries delivering health and human services to the poor and vulnerable. Catholic Charities services are rooted in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefitting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more.

Coliation to Restore Coastal Louisiana - The goal of the Coalition is to reverse the pattern of net land loss in coastal Louisiana and to reestablish a sustainable balance to its geologic processes and communities. In pursuit of this goal, the Coalition advocates for the implementation of sound coastal policies and monitors coastal activities to ensure that stringent regulations and enforcement policies are maintained. Fulfilling our role as responsible stewards of Louisiana's rich coastal wetlands, we facilitate and fund actual restoration activity and work diligently to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.

Common Ground Relief - New Orleans - We are a community-initiated volunteer organization offering assistance, mutual aid and support. This work gives hope to communities by working with them, providing for their immediate needs and emphasizes people working together to rebuild their lives in sustainable ways.

Communications Workers of America - Local 3410 - New Orleans - currently represents hourly employees of AT&T, BellSouth, ADT Corporation, AVAYA and the Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union. Our jurisdiction includes those employees in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquimines, St. Charles and St. John Parishes.

Community Action Partnership - New Orleans - Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.

Daughters of the British Empire in Louisiana - nonprofit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. The main objective of the DBE is the support of four District Homes for retired men and women of all nationalities. Members are proud to be able to provide these senior citizens with comfort and dignity in later life. Chapters and State Societies also participate in many philanthropic endeavors in their local communities, mostly with the elderly.

Family Resources of New Orleans - New Orleans - At Family Resources of New Orleans, our mission is to enable and empower families to become self-sufficient. We accomplish this mission by providing resources that promote economic well being, affordable housing, and rebuilding sustainable communities. We are working to help low wealth families build wealth through homeownership.

First Line Schools - New Orleans - Our mission is to create and inspire great open enrollment public schools in New Orleans. To fulfill that mission, we provide a caring community where students acquire the academic foundation necessary for success in high school, college, and beyond. We also offer a wide variety of activities that nurture students' intellectual, social and moral growth.

Forgotten But Not Gone - is a CD project to raise money for ongoing hurricane relief efforts in the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many people are unaware that today, four years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of Gulf Coast Residents remain displaced from their homes. By buying this CD, you will help residents of Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast in their fight to restore their homes, their dignity, and their beloved communities.

Friends of City Park - Special Events held at City Park. Become a Member of Friends of City Park. Friends of City Park is a non profit organization that was founded to help raise funds for City Park. Today, Friends of City Park’s mission is to raise funds to maintain and refurbish New Orleans City Park as a place of natural beauty, rest and renewal for the community.

Friends of West End - Chartered as a 501(c)(3) Corporation, the Friends of West End is a non-profit tasked with rebuilding the parks and other green spaces at West End. We are currently in the middle of a major fundraising campaign to restore West End Park, the historic Darlington Prismatic Fountain and create a linear wetlands park.

Give NOLA Day - GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, everyone who loves our region can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 700+ participating nonprofit organizations.

Goodwill Car Donations - If you live in New Orleans or anywhere else in Louisiana, you can donate your car to Goodwill Car Donations and make a big difference to disadvantaged people in your community.

Greater New Orleans Foundation - The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs.

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, The - GNOYO is dedicated to nourishing the hearts and minds of young musicians through challenging and rewarding orchestral experiences. With five orchestras meeting on both the Northshore and in New Orleans, a Summer Festival, and an Outreach Program, GNOYO provides opportunities for young musicians to develop their musical talents.

Habitat for Humanity - New Orleans - Since its inception, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.

HandsOn New Orleans - New Orleans - We are the HandsOn Volunteer Center of United Way. W promote service in New Orleans through three initiatives: Volunteer Engagement, Community Revitalization and Disaster Management.

Humane Society of Louisiana - Formed in 1988, the Humane Society of Louisiana is a private, New Orleans based nonprofit agency focusing on cruelty investigation, pet adoptions and humane education.

Jefferson Parish Christmas Tree Restoration Project - Since 1991, over 750,000 Christmas trees have been recycled by using them to rebuild wetlands rather than taking up valuable landfill space. The wetlands protect developed areas against hurricane surges, provide natural treatment for storm water, and provide a rich nursery ground for fisheries. Now, a large percentage of these wetlands have been converted to open water, significantly reducing storm protection.

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans - provides counseling, services to seniors, adoption, interfaith, and volunteer opportunities in the New Orleans area. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.

Kenner Kiwanis - Kenner - focuses on the services and activities, including Meals on Wheels, mentoring, and other community services. Men and women seeking fun, fellowship, good programs, networking and quality public service. Speakers seeking a quality audience (serious questions, loud laughter). Social agencies seeking get-it-done volunteers.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation - Metairie - dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Lake Pontchartrain through advocacy and volunteer support. Save our Lake! As the public’s independent voice, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

Levees.Org - Public awareness campaign that metro New Orleans was destroyed by bad engineering not bad weather. The group is pushing for 8/29 Investigation, a truly independent analysis of the flood protection failures. Our mission is education and we encourage dialog. Please join us on one of these social networks, or contact us directly.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities - Designed to minister to the state's educational needs and be responsive to its unique identity and character, the LEH hosts a wide array of humanities programs in addition to the regranting of federal funds. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the State of Louisiana, the LEH grants awards in open competition on the basis of clearly established criteria to guarantee programs of the highest possible intellectual value.

Louisiana Environmental Action Network - The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.

Louisiana Peace Corps Association, The - The Louisiana Peace Corps Association seeks out events for members of the LPCA to present on and discuss a variety of aspects of their life in the Peace Corps and help to promote a better understanding of the culture and people that they served. The Louisiana Peace Corps Association tries to provide a little something for all RPCVs. Whether you were the Peace Corps Volunteer that was always working hard at your site or the one taking a cab to the capital city every weekend to party, we've got something for you.

New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ) - has been serving the Greater New Orleans area since 1943 through advocacy and educational services, including hosting an annual Awards Event for the past 66 years honoring community leaders and activists who promote respect and the value of diversity.

NOLA Tree Project - New Orleans - Over the past 10 years the mission of Nola Tree Project (formerly Hike for KaTREEna) has been to replant the 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina. With the help of 65,000 volunteers we have planted over 30,000 and have become the Region’s leading tree organization. But it’s a new day for our city and our organization so we are changing our name! Hike for KaTREEna is now NOLA Tree Project, but our mission remains the same; to grow stronger, healthier communities through our Urban Forestry plantings, Big TREEsy Giveaways, Community & Schoolyard Orchards, and Arbor Day events. “

North Rampart Community Center - In May 2007, a board of directors was formed from the United Methodist Church and the Community-at-large to incorporate what is now called the North Rampart Community Center (NRCC). The NRCC is now an approved nonprofit organization with the Advance for Community Centers with the designation for NRCC dated May 21, 2007.

Office of Community Services - New Orleans - The mission of the Office of Community Services is to work in partnership with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human and economic development services and activities which ameliorate the causes and characteristics of poverty and otherwise assist persons in need. The aim of these services and activities is to increase the capacity of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to revitalize communities, and to build the stability and capacity of children, youth, and families so that they become able to create their own opportunities.

One Book One New Orleans - New Orleans - The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is very pleased to announce the sixth year of One Book One New Orleans, a community building project for the Greater New Orleans area. During a five-week reading period this fall, beginning in late August, the YLC will encourage everyone age 16 and above in the Greater New Orleans area to share a common experience of reading the same book at the same time.

Ouachita River Foundation - The Foundation Is a 501 (c) (3) orginization officially formed and legally filed with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office on November 13, 1995. The purpose of this organization is to raise an awareness of and work closely with the community, government, and industry to conserve both the scenic beauty and habitat of the Ouachita River and nearby waterways.

Providence Community Housing - Our mission is to foster healthy, diverse and vibrant communities by developing, operating and advocating for affordable, mixed-income housing, supportive services and employment opportunities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, representatives from local faith-based organizations came together to see how they might use their joint talents, experience and resources to help address the critical need for affordable and supportive housing in southern Louisiana.

Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend - New Orleans - The mission of Rotary International is to provide humanitarian service to others, to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.  The youngest Rotary Club in New Orleans (chartered May 2010); the only club in the area that meets in the evening. Please check online for information on membership.

Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore - Slidell - founded in 1984 and holds weekly meetings. Rotary's motto for this year is "Building Communities, Bridging Continents" as selected by Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith. We’d be delighted to have you join us at our weekly meeting.

Save Our Cemeteries, Inc - New Orleans - dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries of Louisiana. Sign up for their newsletters or learn about preservation. Save Our Cemeteries, Inc., founded in 1974, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries of Louisiana, and to fostering a public appreciation for the architectural and cultural value of these cemeteries.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, The - New Orleans - is an international Catholic organization of lay men and women who seek, in a spirit of justice and charity and by a personal involvement, to help those who are suffering. In the Greater New Orleans area, they have over 70 conferences, 4 thrift stores, a shelter, and a transitional house.

Terrytown Civic Association - Terrytown - Terrytown Civic Association is the voice of the residents with local government officials and police. Working to improve Terrytown's Quality of Life.

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center - New Orleans - The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool, a pillar of New Orleans early childhood education, a fun-filled summer day camp and so much more. It is a place for adults to take an exercise class, an art class or dance class. A place for children and teens to experience learning through enrichment classes, sports leagues, family activities and summer camps. The JCC is a Jewish place, built on Jewish values.

Total Community Action Inc - Services include early childhood development, energy assistance, weatherization, job counseling and guidance, transportation for the elderly and disabled, commodity distribution, individual and family development accounts, homeless prevention, low income free tax preparation assistance (VITA), Family Matters - program for unwed parents, and youth work experience.

Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc. - The mission of the Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to represent, promote and protect the common interests of licensed tour guides in the Greater New Orleans. We have nearly 300 guides, all licensed by the City of New Orleans. We strive to improve the tour industry and assure that each and every visitor to the Greater New Orleans area returns home with a high-quality and memorable guest experience!

Training, Resource and Assistive Technology Center (TRAC) - New Orleans - The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) provides quality services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, educators and employers. Established in 1986, this program has grown and responded to the changing needs of the community. Also Conference/meeting Rooms for community organizations.

United States Dept of Justice~Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website - This Web site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice ("the Department"). Using this Web site, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating state Web site public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Web site to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.

We are the Lord’s Hands and Feet Inc. - Louisiana - We are the Lord’s Hands and Feet Center, Inc.’s purpose is to provide outreach programs to those in the community by providing spiritual resources through programs conducted to promote self-sufficiency and independence. We serve locations all over Louisiana so check us out online for more information.

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