New Orleans Work Experience

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Youth Service Experiences, New Orleans, place participants in the Lower 9th Ward to engage in community and experiential learning. We complete day-long projects with community members and learn about issues surrounding poverty.

Participants share in the planning and programming of the trip. We meet every Sunday from 2-4 to plan the service experience.

Find out from former NOLA participants what the NOLA experience is like

By participating in the New Orleans Work Experience participants earn a sense of pride in the work that they do and the change that they create.


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Housing is dorm room style with a group area for eating and meeting. Meals are prepared. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. However, take note: most meals will include vegetable choices cooked “southern style,” with ham, bacon, etc. If you have any specific dietary limitations, you may need to provide some of your own food.

We work every day of the week except Sunday.

Teens talk about why they want to go to New Orleans