community impact series

St. Anna's Medical Mission

A New Orleans church with a long history takes its social justice efforts on the road, bringing health care access and education to widely diverse local communities.

Houma Regional Arts Council

How a regional arts council is helping return arts programming to schools in small coastal Louisiana communities.

By harnessing the wealth of resources, skills and compassion in the community, one nonprofit is helping New Orleans students stay on track for success.

Representing a sector with some 19,000 organizations across the state, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations is helping them tell their stories and use their resources most effectively.


On the water, commercial fishermen are accustomed to being self sufficient and independent. But the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting helps build the sustainability of these businesses dockside, in the world of loans, taxes, tuition and ever-changing seafood prices.

How one nonprofit helps early- and mid-career educators build professional leadership skills that go beyond classroom instruction.

With its annual Water Challenge, the Idea Village is trying to turn one of the region's most pressing issues into an economic engine. 

In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.


“He came in at 5:30 in the morning and he shot me in the face three times and my 18-year-old daughter was killed that morning, point blank,” Richardson says. “And then this man left the house and locked the door and ran off like nothing happened.”

Northshore Focus: Ice Man Dip and Dash

Dec 27, 2011

Franco's Fitness is celebrating the New Year with an exciting event that will challenge even the most athletically-inclined. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers and participants of the event about what they have in store.