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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Community
8:20 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Community Impact Series: Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association

A high school student shows up at her community center for homework help and a few years later she's an advocate for reforming her community's public schools. That's just the latest chapter for a nonprofit tapping the potential of young leaders in New Orleans East.


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Community
8:20 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Community Impact Series: Up2Us

The national nonprofit Up2Us recently expanded to New Orleans, bringing more youth sports coaches and a mentoring program that gives students a boost that can extend far from the court or playing field.

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Community
8:20 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Community Impact Series: Puentes New Orleans

As the area's greatly-increased Latino population settles in, a nonprofit aims to bridge divides of education, economic opportunity and political access in their new home.


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Community Impact Series
8:19 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Community Impact Series: Young Aspirations/Young Artists

An artist with YAYA working with local youth.
Courtesy of YAYA

How one nonprofit is bringing the power of art, expression and mentoring to youth on the front lines of Louisiana's coastal land loss crisis.

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Community
8:21 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Community Impact Series: Children’s Hospital/Greater New Orleans Immunization Network

The Greater New Orleans Immunization Network takes its services on the road.
Greater New Orleans Immunization Network

To tackle perilously-low rates of immunizations, a local initiative is bringing free vaccinations directly to neighborhoods and schools.

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Community Impact Series
4:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Community Impact Series: Artspace

The tattered campus of the Bell School in Tremé, where big redevelopment plans are underway.
Credit Ian McNulty

The nation’s leader in real estate development for the arts has a new plan for a Tremé school property with long roots.

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Community
8:20 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Community Impact Series: Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans

How one New Orleans nonprofit is helping develop tomorrow's generation of philanthropists and helping address today's community causes.

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Community
8:17 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Community Impact Series: UNO-CHART

An applied research center is helping small communities along the coast cope with change by building networks, sharing knowledge and kindling hope.

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Community
8:20 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Community Impact Series: NOLA Green Roots

Joseph Brock at Wise Words Community Garden in Mid-City.
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.

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Community
8:12 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Community Impact Series: Idea Village Water Challenge

When healthy, Louisiana wetlands absorb and hold carbon from the atmosphere.
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.

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