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
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Kids Partnership

In the new landscape of public education in New Orleans, many students crisscross the city each day to attend classes. But a new initiative is aimed at making the neighborhood school just down the street into a more accessible hub to find enrichment programs and other services.

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Community
8:25 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Community Impact Series: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.

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Community Impact Series
8:26 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Local Nonprofit Helps Cultivate Film Community

As film production work pours into Louisiana, a nonprofit media arts group is helping locals access jobs and cultivating a more robust local film community. 


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Community
8:31 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Community Impact Series: LPO Educational Outreach

LPO

How music education, delivered by the region's professional orchestra, is helping young students tap their own creative potential.

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Community
8:17 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Community Impact Series: BreakOUT Organizing LGBT Youth as Advocates

How one local group is organizing LGBT youth as advocates for their own community.

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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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