community impact program

At the edge of Terrebonne Parish, and on the front lines of Louisiana's coastal erosion crisis, a community center with a long history for the Native American Houma people is focused on resiliency for the future.

After spending many years behind bars before being exonerated, a group of criminal justice reformers are working to teach New Orleans youth the value of their freedom and their own power to make the right choices.

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.