New Orleans Community Partner Projects

Course and Community Engagement Requirements:

  • Community engagement projects are decided each semester after consultation with professors and in accordance with agreements with community partners. Orientation is provided by community partners including touring of community sites, information on geographical and historical background, what programming/services are offered, the mission of the organization, introductions to artists/staff that may be part of the project, and identification of a contact person for the project. Written materials are also provided to the student about the organization and project they may be working on. The students, professors and partners willdevelop a job description and semester plan for training and implementation of projects.
  • In addition to other course assignments, students attend culminating project performances or activities, as available, and other special performances/projects that may be assigned by professors that intersect with community projects and inform about New Orleans.
  • Students present reports/outcomes/insights of community projects as part of final classwork.
  • Students will work in teams of 3-4.

Community Partners - Past and Potential:

  • ArtSpot Productions, Inc.
  • Ashe Cultural Arts Center
  • Junebug Productions, Inc.
  • Sankofa Community Development Corp. - Sankofa Market
  • The Porch - 7th Ward
  • Grow Dat (Urban Farming) - City Park, New Orleans
  • Community Works Dance Project
  • New Orleans Ballet Association Open Track Centers
  • Gertown Community Center
  • Backyard Gardeners Network
  • Jazz and Heritage Foundation - Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music
  • Ellis Marsalis Music Institute
  • New Orleans Kids Partnership
  • McDonogh 32
  • ReNew Cultural Arts Academy
  • Freedom Summer Redux Conference - Tulane University