Spotlights

Spotlight: Delivering Hope NOLA

Parents whose babies stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) understand that there is nothing more devastating than going home without your baby. Visiting these fragile newborns entails hands constant...

Spotlight: New Orleans Ballet Association

Since 1992 the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) has been dedicated to expanding the art of dance beyond the community it serves to the world stage. NOBA has continuously responded to the city’s increasing ...

Excite All Stars

By Anthony Bui Excite All Stars was created in order to fill a great community need following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Co-founders Gerald and Penny Marquez Williams wanted to provide a refu...

Spotlight – Take the Lead NOLA

February 1, 2022 LaRita Francois, the founder of the non-profit organization Take the Lead NOLA, is the picture of perseverance.   As a young adult and the eldest of her siblings, she was at a severe disad...

Spotlight – H.Y.P.E. NOLA

January 1, 2022 By Lynzi Whalen Harnessing youth's potential and energy, better known as the acronym H.Y.P.E., was a dream of David Magee Jr. After working for years in the Jefferson Parish Juvenile System as...

Spotlight: Food Pantries in New Orleans

November 1, 2021 Food insecurity is on the rise, and as the holiday season is approaching, local pantries are bracing for a hectic couple of months. Feeding America has reported that over 700,000 people are ...

Spotlight – Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

October 1, 2021 Started by a group of high schoolers banding together to help the city of New Orleans after Katrina, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans shines a light on how adolescents and young adults are eager to...

Spotlight: Glass Half Full

September 1, 2021 From Humble Beginnings to a Greener Future Glass Half Full was started by Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz with the intention of reimagining recycling by diverting waste from landfills, tu...

Spotlight – Boys Town of Louisiana

March 1, 2021 Bringing resources to area families    Without realizing it, you’re probably already familiar with Boys Town of Louisiana (BTL), an organization meeting the needs of local youth and their famili...

Spotlight – Angels’ Place 

December 1, 2020 A Shoulder to Lean On for Families and Sick Children  “When a child’s been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, mostly cancer, it turns the world of that family upside-down,” says Angel...

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