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  • February 24, 2015 3:48 PM | Anonymous

    Cafe Reconcile 

    HiSET Volunteer Tutor Orientation!

    Calling all volunteers!

    Looking for a new opportunity? 

    Interested in working with diverse youth?

    Cafe Reconcile is searching for HiSET tutors 

     to work alongside our staff and students.

    What: Cafe' Reconcile HiSET Volunteer Orientation

    When: Tuesday March 3 at 2:00 p.m..
    Where: 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, 3rd Floor

    Please contact Stewart Young at 504-568-1157

    for more information

  • February 24, 2015 12:43 PM | Anonymous
    10 #SocialMedia Tactics to Do More With Less
    Wednesday, March 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST. FREE. 

    In the early days of social media, most people jumped in and tried to figure it out for themselves, usually by posting anything and everything. Now many organizations dedicate massive budgets to sophisticated campaigns, an approach that's beyond the reach of most small nonprofits. But just because you don't have a big budget doesn't mean you can't be strategically savvy about how you use social media. Join us for a free, hour-long webinar as we review a few low-cost, low-stress tips and tools that can help you take your social media efforts to the next level.

    Read more or register >>>

    Sponsored by

  • January 19, 2015 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    Who:   Service Learning Program of the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

    What:  Free one-hour workshops on how to apply for service learning funds for the 2015-2016 school year.  Open to teachers, both public and nonpublic, of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes.  Awards are noncompetitive and more than one teacher from a school may apply between now and Friday, March 27, 2015.

    Service learning award applications will also be accepted from non-profit agencies to partner with a school classroom, grades K-12 in the ten parish area.  We will pilot up to 10 applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  Each agency may submit more than one application.  All applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due on or before Friday, March 27, 2015.

    When and Where:

    Jefferson Parish: 

    • ·       Tuesday, January 20th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005
    • ·       Tuesday, January 20th, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005
    • ·       Wednesday, January 21st, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005
    • ·       Wednesday, January 21st, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005
    • ·       Wednesday, January 28th, 5:00-6:00 p.m., East Bank Regional Library (AV Conf. Rm. 2nd floor) - 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie
    • ·       Tuesday, February 3rd, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Gretna Branch Library, 102 Willow Drive, Gretna
    • ·       Thursday, February 5th, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005
    • ·       Thursday, February 5th, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Brown Foundation Center (Room 400) - 320 Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005

    St. Bernard Parish

    • Wednesday, February 4th, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Chalmette High School (Library of Lacoste Campus) – 1101 E. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette

    St. John Parish: 

    • ·       Thursday, January 29th, 3:45-4:45 p.m., St. John Parish Public Library - 2920 Hwy 51, LaPlace

    St. Tammany Parish: 

    • ·       Thursday, January 22nd, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Covington Public Library – 310 W. 21st Avenue, Covington
    • ·       Tuesday, January 27th, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Slidell Branch Public Library (Conference Room), 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell

    Select a date and RSVP by phone or email.  For more information, please call:
    Barbara Gasdaglis ( or
    Tina Bouzon ( at (504) 834-3433. 
    Visit the website at and click on service learning.

  • January 19, 2015 1:06 PM | Anonymous

     CCVA Seeks Part-Time Communication Manager 

    The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration seeks to contract with an individual to serve as Communications Manager. The goal of this position is to develop and implement strategies focused on increasing the number of CVA candidates, supporting CVA certificants, and sustaining strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders.

    The time commitment for this position is estimated to be 20 hours per month. Work hours are flexible based on specific tasks and deadlines.

    This is a new position to begin as close to March 15, 2015 as feasible.   The contract will be for one year, including a two-month probationary period, and may be renewed for subsequent periods.

    More details available on the CCVA website. 

    To apply for this position:   Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three samples of related work by February 15, 2015.

    These materials should be emailed to CCVA at

    And please feel free to share with others who may be interested! 





  • January 07, 2015 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    It’s that time of year again -- time for the 2015 DoGooder National Video Awards!

    There’s no better way to celebrate a year of great cause video than showing off - and rewarding - the creative, impactful work you accomplished in 2014. If you are an organization or individual using sight, sound and motion to educate and engage for a cause, the DoGooder National Awards wants to see what you’ve got!

    This year’s awards are presented by See3 Communications , YouTube and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

    Entering the DoGooder National Awards is a great way to increase the audience for your videos – and winning is even better. Last year, organizations submitted a total of more than 800 videos, and thousands of public votes were cast to select our winners -- just think about how many more supporters you could reach this year.

    Submissions open on January 12, 2015, and will be accepted until February 8, 2015 in the following categories:

    • Best Nonprofit Video Award
    • ImpactX Award, honoring video that had a real, on-the-ground impact
    • Funny for Good Award, for those creators who are doing good with a sense of humor

    Visit the DoGooder website to learn more about the awards and access the contest when it goest live on Monday, January 12.

    We’re so excited to see what you’ve accomplished in 2014!

    - The See3 Team

  • December 19, 2014 9:18 PM | Anonymous

    Thank You, Joy Makers!

    generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, announced today the completion of the 5th annual, record-breaking Joy Maker Challenge, a month-long effort that turns acts of youth service into donations of toys and games to Toys for Tots. More than 128,000 youth volunteers in grades K-12 have been mobilized in service projects across the country since the campaign launched in November. Inspired by so many youth volunteers, Hasbro is donating $1 million worth of toys and games to Toys for Tots, since more than 100,000 students engaged in the Joy Maker Challenge! For more ways to get kids involved in volunteering, visit

  • December 17, 2014 9:01 AM | Anonymous
    TIME magazine honors ‘a ragged army of volunteers’ that needs your help. Three quick ways to support The Ebola Fighters.

    It’s not often that TIME magazine names volunteers as its Persons of the Year.

    But last week, TIME honored the “ragged army of volunteers and near volunteers” – doctors, nurses, public health workers, and those who helped transport the sick and bury the dead – who risked their lives to save others.

    “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight,” TIME writes. “For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year.”

  • December 12, 2014 1:04 PM | Anonymous


    December 12 and 13, 2014

    Ashé Cultural Arts Center | 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.


    FREE - Fun for the entire family!

    (Fee for student field trip only.)






    Let us know you're coming. 

    Visit our Facebook event page, join and invite friends.


    ---------------------------THE LINEUP---------------------------


    DECEMBER 12, 2014


    STUDENT FIELD TRIP SERIES (By fee. Call 504.569.9070 for pricing.)

    Kwanzaa Demonstration and

    Imagination Tour with Drena the Dreamer & Bamboula 2000


    12:00 noon       



    TOUR OF ASHÉ POWER HOUSE (following the luncheon)


    DECEMBER 13, 2014


    12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m.      



    12:00 p.m.       



    12:30 p.m.       

    Central City Festival Dance Contest Winners:




    Featured Dance Artist:  J. C. STYLES




    1:00 p.m.         

    TOP BOX FOODS PRESS CONFERENCE - Introduction of a New Food App


    Book Signings with Authors:

    FREDDI EVANS - Congo Square:  African Roots in New Orleans

    KEITH W. MEDLEY - Black Life in Old New Orleans

    MONA LISA SALOY - Second Line Home:  New Orleans Poems (New Odyssey)

    JOSÉ TORRES TAMA - Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares


    3:30 p.m.         

    In Concert:  DALE BAXTER



    4:30 p.m.         



    5:30 p.m.         




    7:00 p.m.         

    In Concert:  BAMBOULA 2000



    Interested in being a volunteer?  Need service hours?  Call (504) 569-9070.


  • December 03, 2014 7:15 AM | Anonymous

    Teaching Kids to Donate Wisely from

    The holidays are a great time to teach kids about charitable giving. If they get an allowance or earn money from chores, you can encourage them to donate to a cause of their choosing. But help them learn to give with their heads as well as their hearts. Teach them how to identify legitimate charities, and how to avoid the many scam artists posing as charities this time of year. These articles can help:

  • November 19, 2014 7:58 AM | Anonymous

    The "Impact of Giving Back" Contest

    From now through January 20, submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is The Impact of Giving Back, and it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12.

    Students can tell their stories about paying it forward, about community service, or what making a difference looks like in their eyes and through their lens. It can be a fictional story or a short documentary, so break out the lights, write a script, get the camera ready, and show us your passion for service and giving back. Go the White House Film Festival website for more details.

    The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts. Winners may have a chance to attend the film festival at the White House!

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