Service Learning Program Current Projects

“I truly believe these service-learning experiences have made me a more effective teacher and have provided students a voice and a chance to show how much of a difference they can make as a citizen, even at a young age.”
-Barry J. Guillot, NBCT | 8th Grade Earth Science, Harry Hurst Middle School

County/Parish, StateSchoolService Learning PlanDescriptionSubject Areas
Jefferson, LAArchbishop Chapelle High SchoolCare for All God's CreaturesVeterinary science students make cat beds and dog toys to offer homeless pets comfort as they transition into their forever homes.Science
Jefferson, LAArchbishop Chapelle High SchoolCoastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
Plaquemines, LABelle Chasse High SchoolOur Heroes, Our VeteransStudents investigate the U.S. military and organize a day of events to honor local veterans.US History, Sociology
Orleans, LACabrini High SchoolJunior Religion ClassAfter exploring issues of poverty and homelessness, students meet and serve guests at the Rebuild Center.Religion
Jefferson, LAChateau Estates Elementary SchoolCoastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
Ascension, LADutchtown Middle SchoolA Cup of ThanksStudents with disabilities are taught the basics of customer service apply their skills by providing a coffee cart service to teachers, special education staff, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, and Social Skills
Orleans, LAEdna Karr High SchoolWetland Restoration through Coastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
St Tammany, LAFifth Ward Junior High SchoolPoultry, Plants and Companion AnimalsStudents learn to raise baby chicks and the eggs are donated to low income families in the Bush and Sun communities.Agriscience
Orleans, LAGood Shepherd School, TheHomeless Outreach with Harry Tompson CenterMiddle school students will research homelessness in the New Orleans area and assembling hygiene kits for clients at the Tompson Center.Religion
St Charles, LAHahnville High SchoolAdults Reached Through Students (ARTS)Special education students practice life and career skills with the elderly residents at Ashton Manor.ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Independent Living Skills, Vocational Training
Jefferson, LAHaynes AcademyCoastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
St Charles, LAHarry Hurst Middle SchoolWetland WatchersStudents present information about wetlands to younger students on wetland field trips. The class also performs service activities such as collecting litter at Wetland Watchers Park.Science
Orleans, LAIsidore Newman SchoolGrowing Fruits and Vegetables at a Community GardenHaving designed and built raised garden beds, students plant and maintain community gardens in a food desert.Science
Orleans, LALouise S. McGehee SchoolSophomores Reflect on the American Dream by Serving the Homeless at Grace at the Green LightSophomores explore the concept of the "American Dream" throughout history, as they visit agencies assisting the homeless, and consider the factors preventing one from achieving the "American Dream".English, American History
Orleans, LALouise S. McGehee School11th Grade Government Studies Policy & Nonprofits via New Orleans Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH)Students investigate government housing policies and homelessness, as they work with Habitat for Humanity.U.S. Government/Civics, English
Orleans, LAThe Willow School (formerly Lusher Charter School)Project WetlandsScience students will grow and plant wetland grasses on a Louisiana barrier island.Science
Orleans, LAThe Willow School (formerly Lusher Charter School)Reduction of water entering storm systemEnvironmental sustainability students design and install a rain garden to improve street flooding.Science
St Tammany, LAMary, Queen of Peace Catholic SchoolCougar Crops for Others4th graders grow vegetables and donate the crops to a local food pantry.Science
Orleans, LAMount Carmel AcademyMount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive DecisionsHigh school students offer site visits to middle schools to give presentations about teen challenges and decision-making.Driver's Education, Religion
Orleans, LAMount Carmel AcademyHands Helping HandsClasses explore poverty and blight in the classroom and then work with homeowners building, painting, and making repairs to their homes -- to help end blight in the city.Religion
Hancock, MSOur Lady AcademyEarth DayStudents at Our Lady Academy will teach the 3rd and 4th graders about Earth Day after researching environmental concepts such as "reduce, reuse, recycle".Science
St Bernard, LAOur Lady of Prompt Succor SchoolReduce, Reuse, Recycle and ServeStudents partner with Ronald McDonald charities to support families with money from recycled, (aluminum can) pull tab collections.English, Math, Religion, Science
Jefferson, LAPatrick F. Taylor Science & Technology AcademyQuiltsMath class uses geometrical concepts to construct quilts for the elderly.Geometry
Tangipahoa, LAPonchatoula High SchoolQuad VetsStudents with disabilities learn about American history, citizenship, and military service before visiting a center providing transitional services to homeless veterans.Science, Math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, Art, Vocational Instruction
St Tammany, LASaint Paul's School - CovingtonSPS Food Bank GardenClassroom lessons cover plants, agriculture, and food insecurity. Food produced in a campus garden will be donated to an area food bank.Science, Social Studies
Orleans, LASarah T Reed Einstein High SchoolCommunity Stormwater Detention BasinHigh school students hone career skills by designing and constructing a stormwater detention basin.Science, Engineering
Jefferson, LASt. Angela Merici School7th Graders CAN make a DifferenceStudents collect and distribute donations for the Rebuild Center.Math, English Religion
Jefferson, LASt. Angela Merici SchoolSt. Angela Merici 6th Literacy BuildersStudents provide literacy support and donations to low-income residents.Math, Religion, Social Studies
Jefferson, LASt. Angela Merici SchoolSt. Angela Merici 5th Grade Veteran Outreach ProgramStudents learn about the contributions of U.S. veterans and organize a performance honoring local veterans.Math, Religion, Social Studies
Orleans, LASt. Benedict the Moor SchoolCaring for First RespondersKindergartners learn about community helpers such as police officers and firefighters and show their appreciation with care packages.Social Studies
Orleans, LASt. Benedict the Moor SchoolCaring for God's CreaturesStudents learn about pets, animal shelters, and empathy through a partnership with the SPCA.English, Science
Orleans, LASt. Benedict the Moor SchoolHealth and HomelessnessPrior to conducting a food drive and visiting a homeless shelter, students investigate the impact of homelessness on health and nutrition.Science, Social Studies
Orleans, LASt. Benedict the Moor SchoolEnvironmental StewardsAfter studying environmental issues, students practice, reducing, reusing, rethinking and recycling at school and in the community.Science, Spelling, English/Language Arts, Math, Science
St Charles, LASt Charles Parish Satellite CenterWorld Class Service LearningStudents learn the basics of HRT, research hospitality service, and apply their skills while serving members of the community.Hospitality, Restaurants, and Tourism
Jefferson, LASt. Clement of Rome SchoolSecond Grade Students Visit with Sunrise LivingStudents cultivate friendships and work with elderly residents of the Sunrise Living Center to create blankets for terminally ill children.Math, English/Reading, Religion, and Music
Jefferson, LASt. Elizabeth Ann Seton SchoolLantern Light/Feed JesusHunger, homelessness, and underlying causes are researched by students before touring the Rebuild Center to learn about the services provided, as well as preparing and serving lunch to guests.Social Studies, Math, Religion
St James, LASt. James Parish Career and Technology CenterFast Food FarmStudents help plant and maintain crops and learn food processing techniques at the Fast Food Farm, which educates elementary school students about where food comes from.Agriculture
Orleans, LASt Mary's Dominican High SchoolCoastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
Orleans, LASt. Paul's Episcopal School - LakeviewCoastal RootsStudents learn about coastal erosion and contribute to defense and restoration projects.Science
Orleans, LASt. Pius X Catholic SchoolLittle Free LibraryStudents research children's literature, write children's stories, and place the finished books in a Little Free Library, that they assemble.English/Reading
Orleans, LASt. Pius X Catholic SchoolRain Garden and EcosystemsLessons on ecosystems and weather are taught before a visit to the Pontchartrain Conservancy. Students participate in the "Green Infrastructure: Solving Urban Problems with Natural Solutions", and then design a rain garden to help with flooding waters.Science
St Tammany, LASt. Scholastica AcademySSA Community GardenEnvironmental Science students explore food insecurity, grow vegetables, and deliver fresh produce to the Covington Food Bank.Science, Social Studies
Orleans, LAUrsuline AcademySocial Justice Class Helps the HomelessUrsuline Juniors partner with a food bank to learn about food insecurity and homelessness in New Orleans before hosting a school food drive and serving lunch at area shelters.Theology
Orleans, LAUrsuline AcademySeniors Plant Trees in the WetlandsThe senior class learns about the wetlands at the Pontchartrain Conservancy and the Woodlands Conservancy; then, students create business plans that create solutions to environmental issues.Theology, Science
Orleans, LAUrsuline AcademyAspirational ArtArt students will meet with a Grace House representative to learn about substance abuse and create a "recovery deck of cards" for each resident to use in therapy or during meditation.Visual Arts
St Tammany, LAWilliam Pitcher Junior High SchoolCoast 2050Students learn about coastal erosion, grow native Louisiana plants, and transfer the plants to the wetlands to help prevent further erosion.Science

Annual Art Contest

The Brown Foundation Service Learning Program sponsors an annual Service Learning art contest for students in grades K-11. The 2022 Theme and Logo Contest winner is Emma Palermo, a student at Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans!

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