SaLTinNOLA

March 26- April 1, 2017

 

 

 

tour summary

Serving and Learning Together

 

SaLT has partnered with various nonprofit organizations in New Orleans to ensure that all volunteer projects are properly supervised, equipped and successful. Service projects range from helping remodel homes, landscaping the property, ensuring the region’s environmental sustainability, and working to improve and promote healthy lifestyles within the community.

 

sample tour itinerary

Swamp Tour: Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve

Tour the heart of southern Louisiana’s swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve. On this excursion you’re likely to spot alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, and mink.

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wikipedia 

Sightseeing: French Quarter, Jackson Square & St. Louis Cathedral

Experience the liveliness of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhood by taking a stroll through the French Quarter. 

Cafe du Mondé

Café du Monde is a New Orleans landmark, known for its world renowned beignets.

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official website

Service Activity: Home Beautification - Jericho Road

Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative is a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder that provides energy-efficient and affordable housing opportunities to families in New Orleans.

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official website

Presbytere: Louisiana State Museum (Katrina and Mardi Gras exhibits) French Market

The Presbytere became an architectural landmark in the French Quarter in 1970 and is now a property of the Louisiana State Museum. The Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond exhibit tells a powerful story of rescue, rebuilding, and renewal.

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wikipedia | official website

Hard Rock Café New Orleans
Service Activity: Home Beautification - Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

This organization engages local youth with the improvement of the New Orleans Community. Students have the opportunity to assist in the rebuilding of distressed and foreclosed homes.  

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official website

College visit: Tulane University

The Center for Public Service at Tulane University was established in 2006 as part of the university’s Renewal Plan, instituted after Hurricane Katrina. The Center supports a university curriculum and research agenda by uniting academics and action, classroom and communities.

 

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official website

SoFab (Southern Food and Beverage Museum)

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding, and celebration of southern culture.


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official website

City Park: Chinese Lights Show

A Chinese Lantern Festival in City Park with more than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures and an incredible glowing 192 foot long dragon.

Service Activity: Environmental - Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

LPBF is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Pontchartrain Basin.  Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, applied scientific research, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations.

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official website

Lake Pontchartrain and Lighthouse Tour
Jazz Performance: Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to preserve, perpetuate, and protect traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band (the Preservation Hall Jazz Band), a record label, and a nonprofit organization, Preservation Hall continues their mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.

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wikipediaofficial website

French Quarter Ghost Tour
Service Activity: Urban Garden - Our School at Blair Grocery

Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG) is an independent alternative school and sustainability education center based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. 

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official website

Dinner and Jazz Cruise: Steamboat Natchez
Service Activity: Our School at Blair Grocery

Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG) is an independent alternative school and sustainability education center based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. 

Learn more from:
official website

Sightseeing: French Quarter, Jackson Square & St. Louis Cathedral

Experience the liveliness of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhood by taking a stroll through the French Quarter.