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

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

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.


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.

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.


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.

Greater New Orleans Immunization Network

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

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.

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

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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