Community Impact

Nonprofits touch our lives every day, and the Community Impact series highlights their critical work and the difference they are making.

Each week, New Orleans-based producer Eve Abrams brings you the stories of diverse groups working across southeast Louisiana. You’ll hear directly from leaders and staff on the frontline of important issues, from dedicated volunteers and from the people whose lives have been improved by these nonprofits.

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Ian McNulty

Lessons about food, about sustainability and about community are taking root in urban farming plots across the city, and NOLA Green Roots is helping develop a network among them.

Ian McNulty

A new tool to channel private investment into wetlands restoration is one example of how the Idea Village and its Water Challenge are helping turn vexing problems into promising opportunities.

In Central City, not far from the Superdome, a supportive housing program is providing stability, compassion and hope for chronically homeless people as they rebuild their lives.

Birthing Project USA

In the fight to reduce infant mortality rates, one nonprofit is putting friendship and community on the front line.

One local nonprofit is helping make public transit in New Orleans a smoother ride, and its latest project will let people pinpoint just when that next streetcar will come along. 

With a history of service dating back to 1892, one nonprofit is finding new ways to help children and families deal with very modern challenges.

When a New Orleans nonprofit asked local young people to build to a Web site mapping community resources they learned a lot more than technical skills.  

As southeast Louisiana grapples with the lasting impact of hurricanes and the toll of the oil disaster, Options for Independence is helping people in coastal communities cope with the changes and challenges.

Even if they lack health insurance, visitors to the New Orleans Faith Health Alliance find a "whole person" approach, health coaching and an appreciation of their spiritual needs.

Ian McNulty

A new farm in City Park is making more fresh vegetables available for communities, while some important skills and values are taking root for the teens who cultivate it.

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