Spotlights

Spotlight: SELF

Special Education Leadership Fellowship (SELF) was created in 2015 to meet a need that its founders saw wasn’t being fulfilled. Schools lacked quality special education programs which resulted in children with ...

Spotlight: Going Green with Vintage Green Review

For Sarah Andert, sustainability is the name of the game at her store, Vintage Green Review (VGR). She seeks to be a beacon of health and education for the community by offering the New Orleans area a place to ...

Spotlight: Green Light New Orleans

Andreas Hoffmann founded Green Light New Orleans in 2006. As a traveling musician, he understood the carbon footprint that flying can leave behind and wanted to find a way to combat this. When Hurricane Katrina...

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...

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